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Sean Hannity slams ‘far-left, low-rated’ Jimmy Kimmel for mocking interview with Caitlyn Jenner 


Sean Hannity slammed Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night – reminding the late-night host of the insensitive things he’s done on his own show after Kimmel made an off-color comment about the Fox News host’s interview with Caitlyn Jenner.

Jenner, who is transgender and is running for governor of California, sat down with Hannity for a Q&A last week. Kimmel’s response: ‘Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a-hole?’

That didn’t sit well with Hannity, who fired back on Monday, warning Kimmel not to talk about his show. 

‘This is you: an ignorant a**hole,’ Hannity said, reminding the host of ‘all the crap’ Kimmel’s done over the years – and warning him he’d take his concerns higher.

‘If he wants me to remind his bosses back at Disney of all the crap he’s done over the years … I’ll be glad to,’ Hannity said.    

Kimmel has been slapped down for insensitive skits in the past, including one in which he donned blackface when playing NBA player Karl Malone. 

In another, he put a cucumber down his pants in a crude skit that Hannity referenced in which women had to guess what was in his trousers.  

‘Let’s take a trip down memory lane,’ Hannity said. ‘Don’t talk about my show anymore,’ he said.  

Jenner had come under fire by for comments she made that some people interpreted as insensitive about California’s out-of-control homeless population.  

Sean Hannity took aim at Jimmy Kimmel after the late night host mocked the Fox News anchor’s interview with Caitlyn Jenner over her tone deaf comments about homelessness in California

My friends are leaving California,’ Jenner said on Hannity’s show. ‘My hangar – the guy across – he was packing up his hangar, and I said, ‘Where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona. I can’t take it anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless.”

In Los Angeles alone, for example, the homeless population had soared to nearly 70,000 in 2020 – a nearly 13 percent increase from 2019, according to a city count – and many consider that an undercount.

California’s homeless population has indeed exploded, but Kimmel and some others on social media said Jenner’s comments were insensitive.     

Meanwhile, Hannity said to Kimmel: ‘There are homeless people all over your state.’ How about doing something to help them, he said, instead of making rude comments about Jenner, who has identified in the past as a Republican, but now calls herself fiscally conservative but socially liberal. 

‘Jimmy, what is with all the anger and all the cheap shots? Don’t you have anything better to do? Maybe actually trying to be funny or boost your dismal ratings,’ Hannity said. 

‘You talk about my show, I’ll hit you back 50 times harder.’

Hannity shared segments of The Man Show, which featured a blackface sketch that Kimmel apologized for last year. 

Hannity called Kimmel a ‘far-left, low-rated late-night host.’ 

Kimmel had called out Jenner for her remarks on homeless people.

‘This is how well Caitlyn Jenner understands the plight of everyday Californians here in LA,’ he said, in reference to her comments about her friend at the airplane hanger.

‘Ah, homeless people: can’t walk around them, can’t fly over them,’ he added. 

Hannity called out Kimmel after the late-night host went after his interview with Jenner. During the segment, Jenner, a former Olympian and reality TV star, told Hannity that her friends are leaving California due to the rise in homelessness

Hannity called out Kimmel after the late-night host went after his interview with Jenner. During the segment, Jenner, a former Olympian and reality TV star, told Hannity that her friends are leaving California due to the rise in homelessness

During Kimmel's segment, he asked: 'Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole?'

During Kimmel’s segment, he asked: ‘Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole?’

Kimmel then asked: ‘Is it transphobic to call a trans person an ignorant a**hole? 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? It’s a tough one. I don’t know, I guess we’ll let the Internet decide tomorrow.’

Jenner announced her candidacy about two weeks ago in a written statement on Twitter. 

Prior to the interview, she has posted on Twitter and released a video and other materials on her website that provided only a rough sketch of how she would manage the nation’s most populous state. 

During her wide-ranging chat with Hannity, Jenner said she would reopen the state immediately after more than a year of pandemic restrictions, opposed efforts to defund police departments and suggested that funds from the state’s troubled high-speed rail project should be channeled into desalination plants to provide more water in the drought-prone state. 

While discussing her place as a transgender role model, Jenner lamented the high suicide rate within the community and added, ‘For me to be a role model for them, to be out there. I am running for governor of the state of California, who would ever thunk that? We’ve never even had a woman governor.’

More than a week ago, Jenner witnessed an outcry from many in the transgender community after she told TMZ that she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school, calling it ‘a question of fairness’.

She hinted she would have more to say on the issue.

‘I just said biological boys in sports. There’s more to it than that, and I think in the future I will explain more of that,’ she added.

During the interview, which took place at Jenner’s private airplane hangar near Malibu, California, she also endorsed the border wall that was a signature project for former President Donald Trump.

‘We can’t have a state, we can’t have a country without a secure wall,’ Jenner said. 

‘I am not going to ask you for one tweet’: Caitlyn Jenner says she is not going to involve her kids in campaign to be governor of California but hints she might consult stepdaughter Kim Kardashian on prison reform 

Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for governor of California, has said that she would not be asking any of her ten children and step-children, which includes the Kardashians, to help with her gubernatorial campaign.

The 71-year-old gold medal-winning Olympic athlete and reality TV star made the remarks during a Sunday interview with CNN’s Dana Bash. 

‘My family has certainly been out in the media and they’ve taken their shots and they don’t need to take any more,’ Jenner said.

The clan: Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, North West, Caitlyn Jenner and Kylie Jenner pictured in February 2016 in New York City

The clan: Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, North West, Caitlyn Jenner and Kylie Jenner pictured in February 2016 in New York City

Jenner explained that she has a good relationship with her kids but that they were not involved with her political ambitions.

 ‘I said, “I am not going to ask you for one tweet. I’m not going to ask you for one thing. You guys go live your life. This is my deal.'”      

Jenner said that her kids were ‘scared’ about her running for the governorship primarily for her safety and because they were ‘scared of what the media is going to do.’  

Jenner praised her children and their entrepreneurial talents but said her family would not play a role in her election campaign. She also noted that she differs from her stepdaughter Kim Kardashian on halting the death penalty.   

Over the past two years, Kardashian has become a force in the world of criminal justice reform. 

She successfully lobbied former President Trump, spent time on the phone with governors and legislators, written letters in support of clemency petitions and paid legal bills for people trying to get out of prison.      

But it appears the neither she nor her famous family will be publicly endorsing Jenner’s. 

Jenner’s right-leaning politics clash with Kardashian’s approach to prison reform makes it even more polarizing.

Kardashian actually falls more into line with current governor, Gavin Newsom’s approach to crime which favors rehabilitation and support for prisoners re-entering society, in addition to investing in crime prevention.  

In the past Kardashian had said she was ‘very supportive of Governor Newsom’ and his work to remove the death penalty in California. He ordered a moratorium on executions in spring of 2019.

‘I love Kim and I think she’s doing a great job with the criminal justice system. And if I — I become governor, I would follow her guidance in that because she has been very, very good on that and the rehabilitation side of it, but I don’t have her involved in the campaign at all whatsoever,’ Jenner emphasized.  

‘I can’t say we’ve never discussed it but she’s great. I love Kimberly. She’s smart, great businesswoman and very dedicated, you know, to doing a better job with criminal justice and she would have my ear, I can tell you that when I’m up in Sacramento.’  

Also during the interview, Jenner outlined her thoughts on the the current immigration crisis. 

She said she believes undocumented immigrants should have an opportunity to become citizens. 

During the conversation, Bash says there are 1.75 million undocumented workers in California before asking Jenner if they should have a chance at citizenship.

 ‘Absolutely, yeah. They should. I mean, there’s a lot of people, but personally I have met some of the most wonderful people who are immigrants, who have come to this country and they are just model citizens. They are just great people and I would fight for them to be US citizens,’ Jenner told Bash. 

‘What’s been happening on the border was honestly one of the reasons I decided to run for governor,’ Jenner said. ‘I was watching people dying come across the river, kids in cages — whatever you want to call them.’

Jenner, who has never held political office, surprised many when she announced on April 23 that she was taking on embattled Democrat Gavin Newsom.

 



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