Jonah Hill Apologizes For Homophobic Slur: ‘I Said A Disgusting Word’
Jonah Hill has come under fire since aiming a homophobic slur at a photographer this past weekend in Los Angeles.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the 30-year-old actor can be seen walking with two friends as a cameraman seemingly pokes fun at his clothing.
“I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy,” the paparazzo says about Hill’s floral shorts and though he stays silent, Jonah appears to be getting frustrated.
Then, when the pap tells Jonah and his friends to “Have a good day,” the 22 Jump Street star totally loses his temper, yelling, “Suck my d***, you f*****!”
Due to the fact that he has become known as a proponent for gay rights, Hill’s comments have surprised the LGBTQ community, and he issued an apology this morning on The Howard Stern Show:
“Publicly, I’ve been a gay rights activist…Just to give it some context — not excusing what I said in any way— this person had been following me around all day and saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally, and I played into what he wanted and lost my cool. In that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about a group of people… I’m not at all defending my choice of words, but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say… It would break my heart for anyone to think, especially with all the work that I’ve done and all the loved ones that I have, that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”
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