Jimmy Kimmel has delivered the latest shot in his back-and-forth with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
In a tweet on Friday, Kimmel accused Hannity of trivializing “the horrors of Harvey Weinstein” by giving Kimmel the nickname “Harvey Weinstein Jr.” over an old sketch from his “The Man Show” days.
“I vote for whichever one best helps you trivialize the horrors of Harvey Weinstein by comparing them to televised comedy bits in which every woman was a willing participant who gladly signed a release,” Kimmel wrote, responding to a poll Hannity delivered to his followers.
I vote for whichever one best helps you trivialize the horrors of Harvey Weinstein by comparing them to televised comedy bits in which every woman was a willing participant who gladly signed a release https://t.co/6jlpRqtttY
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2018
On Thursday, Hannity tweeted a video from the 1993 Comedy Central sketch show in which the comedian asks various women to touch his crotch.
“This is ABC’s @jimmykimmel aka Harvey Weinstein Jr. Asking 18 year old girls to grab his crotch and “put their mouth on it”. Jimmy that’s you being a pervert a-hole. How would you feel if that was your daughter? I bet @Disney is so proud,” he wrote.
The “Hannity” host followed that up on Friday by asking his followers when Kimmel would respond by “1- Asking 18 year old girls to touch his crotch. 2- Make fun of the First Lady reading books to children. 3- Be a racist a–hole. 4- all of the above?”
The two hosts’ feud dates began with a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” segment from Monday in which Kimmel joked about Melania Trump reading to children at the annual White House Easter Egg roll and mocked the first lady’s accent.
They then spent the rest of the week trading barbs, with Hannity dubbing Kimmel an “a-clown” and Kimmel responding by naming Hannity “the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey of A- Clownsmanship.”