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Sean Hannity to Jimmy Kimmel: I Accept Your Forced Apology! Come on My Show!

After making some jokes that many viewed as homophobic, Jimmy Kimmel has apologized to the LGBT+ community.

And it appears that he's trying to quash his long-running beef with Sean Hannity at the same time. And, as the video below shows, it may have worked.

Hannity appears to have accepted Kimmel's apology — even though he calls it "forced" — and he's even inviting Kimmel to his show.

After rehashing the back-and-forth that's been going on between himself and Kimmel, Hannity says this of Kimmel's apology:

"On the surface, to be honest, it feels more like a forced Disney corporate apology directed more towards the LBGTQ community rather than about Kimmel’s comments about the first lady."

He seems to be pretending to say "LGBTQ" awkwardly, as if he doesn't read that acronym all of the time as part of his job, but whatever. His viewers will eat that up.

Hannity continues, saying:

"I believe everyone should accept apologies, that’s how I was raised, that’s what my religion teaches me, and I’m going to assume he’s sincere."

 

"But, from my perspective, I do really kind of enjoy a good fight, and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense that it’s time to move on."

Of course, Hannity knows where his bread is buttered, so he naturally pivots to a familiar topic for Trump fans.

"For me, it was never about Hannity vs. Jimmy Kimmel. It’s a lot bigger than that for me."

The man who once blasted Obama for ordering "fancy" mustard thinks that the media is being unfair to Trump. Honestly, that's wild.

"Just the level of hatred, vitriol against this president and his family is frankly unprecedented, as we've been talking about all night tonight."

He also refers to "the media" as "wholly an extension of the Democratic Party," which is almost funny for a few reasons, saying:

"What's even worse, we have this corrupt media industrial complex. We see it all working tonight."

Uh-huh.

Hannity then decides to extend and invitation.

"You seem sincere when you talk about healthcare. You seem sincere when you talk about the country."

Kimmel certainly is. The healthcare issue really touches him, as he'd never be able to afford care for his son if he weren't rich.

"I want to extend an invitation. You wanna come on the show, I'll promise: no name-calling, no anger."

That will be incredibly off-brand for Hannity. Also, it implies that he can reign in his anger.

"No rehashing of the Twitter fight. You want to have a serious discussion. We can talk about the President, his policies, healthcare, comedy, political correctness. …"

That would be … interesting.

As you may recall, Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity have had some back-and-forth banter.

Hannity is sometimes regarded as the "last man standing" among long-running, big-name conservative mouthpieces at Fox News.

Kimmel has his late-night talk show on NBC and, like many Americans, blows off steam by poking fun at the endless three-ring circus known as the Trump Administration.

However, Kimmel sometimes would poke fun at Melania's accent, something that many feel should be off-limits. She never asked to be First Lady, after all.

This sparked a crude back-and-forth between Hannity and Kimmel. 

The very back-and-forth that escalated, with Kimmel's jokes becoming homophobic and Hannity comparing Kimmel to an alleged rapist. Yikes.

When Kimmel suggested that Hannity and Trump were in a sexual relationship, he certainly intended for it to inflame and embarrass Hannity, who is not exactly known as a friend of the LGBT+ community.

But the results are homophobic. Calling someone gay to upset them is pretty blatantly homophobic, regardless of your intentions.

So it's good that Jimmy apologized.

For the record, though, Sean Hannity used Jimmy Kimmel's appearance on that gross and sexist The Man Show (and yes, it was, even at the time) to compare him to Harvey Weinstein.

Those women on that show signed up to be there. That's a far cry from, you know, the women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassing, threatening, and raping them.

One worries that Hannity doesn't understand the distinction between gross behavior (for a television role) that has been unlearned and unforgivable acts of predation. 

Will he accept Hannity's invitation? Some would wonder what the point could be. Hannity's politics speak for themselves. Anyone still watching his show isn't likely to be swayed.

The only likely result is the normalization of Hannity's radically pro-Trump views and an undeserved ratings boost for Hannity.

Kind of hard to see what Kimmel has to gain from that. But he might go for it.

It's worth noting that Hannity also threatens to further embarrass Kimmel if the latter decides to reignite their feud. 

He apparently tasked producers to come up with, we're guessing, a lot of dumb statements and awkward moments of him goggling at women on The Man Show.

Like Hannity, I agree that it would be nice to see fewer people take shots at Barron Trump, Melania Trump, and things like Trump's typically American diet. 

(I'm a guy who eats kale-and-chicken burgers when I "get a burger," but if someone wants to eat a bucket of KFC or whatever, more power to them)

There are so many totally fair targets for ridicule. For example, almost everything else about Donald Trump.

 

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Javi Marroquin Issues Actual Apology to Kailyn Lowry

Look out, celebrity gossip lovers across the world!

You may want to duck and take cover.

Because we’re pretty sure pigs will start flying at any moment.

We have this inkling because Teen Mom 2 star Javi Marroquin went ahead and did the unthinkable on Friday night:

He issued what appears to be a heartfelt apology to Kailyn Lowry.

For real!

“At the end of the day a good relationship with my sons mother will make Lincoln the happiest. I lost sight of that,” Javi wrote, referencing the child he shares with his ex-wife.

The mea culpa was prompted by Marroquin’s actions while visiting current (or maybe ex) girlfriend, Briana DeJesus, in Miami last week. (More on that down below.)

“This trip made me realize that and I’ve apologized to kail for my actions,” Marroquin added, regarding Lowry and their relationship.

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The formerly married reality stars co-parent their four-year-old son.

Through all their ups and downs (and there have been A LOT of ups and downs!), Javi and Kailyn have at least always seemed dedicated to raising their toddler in as happy and as healthy an environment as possible.

The couple was together as husband and wife for three years prior to their split in 2016.

Both have since moved on with other lovers, as Marroquin’s ongoing, up-and-down relationship with fellow MTV personality DeJesus is a constant source of tension.

Early last week, Javi visited Briana in Florida, where she had gone to get some plastic surgery.

It’s unclear exactly what transpired between the pair, but Marroquin peaced out quickly, sparking chatter that the twosome had broken up once again.

What the heck happened between Marroquin and DeJesus that prompted him to leave earlier than planned AND to subsequently apologize to Lowry?

“I should’ve never went. I should’ve went to LA like I was supposed to. We broke up for a reason and yesterday reassured me that,” Javi simple said mysteriously to Radar Online when asked this question.

It’s since been rumored that Briana’s baby daddy, Devoin Austin, also showed up in Miami, creating quite the awkward situation.

Clearly having heard this rumor, and likely having been asked about it on Twitter, Lowry took the high road on Friday.

She refused to rub any salt in Javi’s latest wound, writing to followers instead:

“Everyone’s asking where tea is at but javis been through enough so I’m not gona put him through more s—t.”

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Man. It was a lot more fun when these two were at each other’s throats, huh?

For Lincoln’s sake, we’re glad his parents look like they’re maturing and acting like real adults.

But it’s a real bummer from our side of things!

Marroquin and DeJesus, meanwhile, called it quits in January after dating for just a few months, although it’s apparent the nail wasn’t fully stuck into their romantic coffin at the time.

“It’s none of my business, so my mouth is closed. I wish Javi the best, as always,” Lowry told Us Weekly about the break-up last month.

But then Kailyn went ahead and sort of made it her business by bringing Marroquin on her podcast and asking him about his split from DeJesus.

Briana was not very happy about this development.

She WENT OFF on Lowry and Marroquin in an epic Twitter rant shortly after this appearance.

“Call me ratchet, trashy all you want but don’t mention my name again and there will be no issues,” Briana wrote as one of many messages aimed at Kailyn and Javi, adding:

“U NOT KIM K SO SLOW UR ROLL… AND DONT SIT HERE TRYNA PLAY MIND GAMES WHEN THE REAL REASON WHY WE ARE HERE IS BECAUSE OF UR..JAVI.”

She also wrote this:

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Is there any chance these three bury their hatchet over a cup of coffee?

Or on a special Teen Mom episode?

Don’t count on it.

“It would never happen. We would never get along. You allowed her to disrespect me to my face, also on camera, also in text messages,” Kailyn told Javi on the aforementioned podcast, concluding:

“When I said what I had to say in a nice way, you defended her and not me. We raise a son together, you don’t raise a son with her.”

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James Franco Accuser Sarah Tither-Kaplan Wants Apology, ‘I Still Have Love for Him’

One of James Franco’s accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set. Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, “I don’t hate James. I still have love for him.” She’s reacting to…

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