Monday, May 20, 2024

Jimmy Kimmel Takes the High Road, Stands Down in Twitter Feud with Sean Hannity: “The level of vitriol does nothing good for anyone and is harmful to our country”


Jimmy Kimmel has taken the high road. He’s standing down in the ridiculous feud with Sean Hannity. Things got so out of control on Friday that Hannity spent the first 20 minutes of his show denouncing Kimmel. Even Fox News didn’t like it– and cut the whole bit from the online version of Hannity’s show til it was itself just 20 minutes. Hannity got to the point where he was slamming Kimmel as a “pervert,” resurrecting years’ old clips from “The Man Show,” and referring to him as “Weinstein Jr.” which made no sense whatsoever. Kimmel egged him by saying Hannity was obsessed with him.

The root of the feud came from Kimmel making fun of the accent of First Lady Melania Trump. Hannity demanded Kimmel apologize to her– for publicity. Now Kimmel has declared the whole thing over. Let’s see how Hannity responds.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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