Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes to Sean Hannity, Melania Trump Over ‘Hatefulness’

"The level of vitriol from all sides," Kimmel wrote, "Is harmful to our country."

Jimmy Kimmel (YouTube/ABC)
Jimmy Kimmel (YouTube/ABC)

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel apologized to Fox News host Sean Hannity and First Lady Melania Trump on Sunday, saying that “vitriol from all sides, mine and me included, does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country.”

Kimmel also revealed that his wife has been subject to “vile attacks,” with some wishing death upon his infant son, Billy, who was born with a serious heart condition.

“I encourage those who made them to give their words and actions thought. I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness.”

Finally, though Kimmel says he stands by his “silly” joke referencing the First Lady’s accent, he conceded that “Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings.”

Read his statement in full below.

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