April 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to gay community for Sean Hannity jokes

Jimmy Kimmel (Screenshot via YouTube)

Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for using gay jokes to fuel his ongoing feud with Sean Hannity.

Kimmel made fun of first lady Melania Trump’s accent during a segment on his late night talk show earlier this week. Hannity blasted Kimmel for the joke on his Fox News show calling him a “despicable disgrace” and an “ass clown.”

“If I’m an ass clown, you are the whole ass circus,” Kimmel shot back during his monologue on Thursday night.

Hannity retaliated by airing old clips of Kimmel asking women to grab his crotch during a segment of his Comedy Central series “The Man Show.” He referred to Kimmel as “Mr. Weinstein Jr.” and insisted he wouldn’t stop taking jabs at Kimmel until he apologized for insulting the first lady.

Kimmel continued the spat on Twitter by tweeting numerous jokes poking fun at Hannity’s sexuality and his close relationship with President Donald Trump.

His remarks were deemed homophobic by some people on Twitter who didn’t appreciate that Kimmel made being gay a punchline.

After the backlash, Kimmel issued an apology to Hannity and the gay community on Twitter.

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