Sean Hannity appears to be, once again, looking to renew his feud with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. The war of words between them began in early 2018, when Hannity took offense to a joke Kimmel made about former first lady Melania Trump. Kimmel eventually called for an end to that feud claiming the amount of vitriol from all sides was “harmful to the country.” Then in December 2019, seemingly unprovoked, Hannity dared Kimmel to renew the feud. Kimmel never publicly responded.
On Monday’s Hannity, the Fox News host took exception to Kimmel slamming Caitlyn Jenner last week for comments she made about homelessness in an interview with Hannity. Sitting in her Malibu airplane hangar last Wednesday, Jenner told Hannity about a conversation she had with a fellow private plane owner who was leaving California because of the homeless problem. The comments were widely criticized, including on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a-hole?” Kimmel asked on Thursday night’s show. “Or does calling that trans person an ignorant a-hole, even though she happens to be a trans person, show that we don't discriminate against ignorant a-holes no matter their gender orientation?”
“Jimmy, what is with all the anger and all the cheap shots?” Hannity fired back. “Yeah, in case you haven’t noticed, homeless people are all over your state. And by the way, don’t you have anything better to do? Maybe actually trying to be funny or boost your dismal ratings?”
Hannity went on to call out Kimmel for bits he did on Comedy Central’s The Man Show in the early 2000s, a show that was co-hosted by frequent Fox News guest Adam Corolla.
“Let’s remind people, take a trip down memory lane,” Hannity said. “You wanna talk about ignorant a**holes? This is you dressed as Karl Malone. And check this out. This is you, an ignorant a**hole, when you had a cucumber in your pants during The Man Show. Maybe your bosses at Disney can talk you out of your bad behavior.”
Hannity then threw down the gauntlet.
“You talk about my show, I’ll hit you back 50 times harder,” Hannity said. “Ball’s in your court.”
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