On Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel released a tweet of apology for his insults toward Melania Trump’s accent while she was reading a book to children on Easter.
His apology comes after reports a petition against him just cracked 100,000 signatures. The voices of the American people are still loud and clear. After our petition went viral in a few short days, Kimmel has backed down.
In the apology, Kimmel tweeted an image with an apology, “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 continued with mentions and jabs at Sean Hannity, “I will take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady’s accent.”
He added, “I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn from this too and continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in his heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion.”
re. @seanhannity pic.twitter.com/DMtWJTMsDU
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 8, 2018
Hannity then tweeted, “Just had this pop up. I am at a tournament with my daughter. I’ll have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity. 9 EST FOX.”
Just had this pop up. I am at a tournament with my daughter. I’ll have a full and comprehensive response tomorrow on Hannity. 9 EST FOX. pic.twitter.com/JLdZDa07BI
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 8, 2018
The petition states:
On Monday night, left-wing host Jimmy Kimmel showed his true bigotry by mocking the way our First Lady was reading a children’s book during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
In the past he has claimed to be loving and accepting of all immigrants, but he openly made fun of her accent and his crowd laughed along. He even reenacted the way she says “This and That”.
Then, he told his immigrant counterpart, Guillermo, that he too could be First Lady. This was clearly a shot at her accent.
Check out Kimmel’s disgusting attack below:
If you want to sign the petition, there’s still time. Click here!
Did this petition impact Jimmy Kimmel and ABC’s decision to apologize?
We’d like to think so.