Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his joke about Melania Trump's accent after his family received 'vile' death threats

Jimmy Kimmel has decided to end his feud with Sean Hannity as he realized it wasn't doing anyone any good and that his family got threatened in return.

                            Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his joke about Melania Trump's accent after his family received 'vile' death threats
Jimmy Kimmel and Melania Trump (Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel has decided to put an end to the long feud he had been having with  Sean Hannity. The two kept on arguing over their respective shows and even took it further by tweeting about it. During this, Jimmy had made a joke about Melania Trump but it seems like he is regretting it and has come forward and apologized for the same. 

Jimmy apologized for the joke he made about Melania (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jimmy confessed that he gave this argument a lot of thought and realized that it wasn't doing anyone any good. "While I admit I did have fun with our back and forth, after some thought, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country,” he said in a statement which he released on Twitter. 

Upon seeing the statement, Sean decided to respond to it on his show on Monday (April 9). “I am at a tournament with my daughter. I will have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity,” he said on Twitter.

Jimmy further admitted that the recent feud had left people attacking him and his family. 


Sean Hannity wanted Jimmy to come out with a statement of apology (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

“Even in 2018, the vile attacks against my wife and wishes for death on my infant son are shocking and I encourage those who made them give their words and actions thought,” Jimmy continued.  “I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness.”

The entire drama began after Jimmy showed a clip on his show of the First Lady reading to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 2. He then went on to joke about her accent. Sean, who has often made fun of Michelle Obama decided to go after Jimmy for making fun of an 'innocent woman'. He then vowed to go after him until Jimmy came out with a statement in which he apologized for the words he used. 

“I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent,” Jimmy added in his statement. “Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings.”