Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for joke amid Sean Hannity Twitter feud

Fox News host Sean Hannity is at war with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel

Kimmel also wrote: "whilst I admit I'd have pleasure with our little forth and back, following some idea, I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me contained) does nearly nothing beneficial to anybody, actually, is harmful to our country".

Although Kimmel didn't particularly apologize to Hannity or the primary girl on Sunday, the comic stated he "most actually didn't intend to belittle or upset members of the homosexual neighborhood".

The two have spent the last few days taking swipes at one another via Twitter, with Hannity calling Kimmel a "pervert" for his past work on "The Man Show", and Kimmel joking that Hannity and Trump had a sexual relationship.

Kimmel offered a statement on Twitter reflecting on his jousting with Hannity and while he conceded parts of their spat have been "fun", he expressed concern about "the level of vitriol from all sides" in the beef.

Calling his impression of the First Lady a "silly aside", Kimmel said he was wrong to target her for a joke.

Kimmel says he hopes Hannity will "continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies".

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After trading barbs with the Fox News host on Twitter for several days, Kimmel chose to throw in the towel on their dispute Sunday. "Mrs. Trump nearly certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings".

Hannity also accused Kimmel of being "Harvey Weinstein Junior", referring to the disgraced film producer, and played clips of an old Kimmel program, The Man Show, a late night show pitched at male viewers which aired on Comedy Central.

Kimmel, who had no show of his own on Friday, returned fire via Twitter. In a regular segment of the show, Kimmel asked women he approached on the streets of Los Angeles, with TV camera in tow, if they wanted to guess what he had stuffed in his trousers.

Some of Kimmel's barbs earned backlash.

Hannity did not specifically react to the last portion of Kimmel's monologue, during which the late-night host suggested he channel his anger toward the president's alleged actions.

Don't expect this battle to end anytime soon, judging from a tweet he issued shortly after Kimmel's apology.

But, once again, many weren't laughing at Kimmel's retorts.