Jonah Hill apologizes for grotesque homophobic slur
By Tribute News on June 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
Jonah Hill has apologized for using a ''grotesque'' homophobic slur. The 22 Jump Street actor was caught on camera lashing out at a photographer over the weekend in footage published on website TMZ yesterday. Jonah ignored photographers as he walked through Los Angeles and initially didn't respond when one paparazzo said: '''I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy.'' Shortly afterwards, he could be heard saying: ''Suck my d**k, you f****t.'' Talking on The Tonight Show he recalled the incident, saying: ''This weekend I was out with my friends and there was a paparazzi guy and he was antagonizing me, calling me names, attacking me personally, my family personally. I was genuinely hurt by this and made angry by this. And in response I wanted to hurt him back and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment. I didn't mean this in the sense of the word, I didn't mean it in a homophobic way. I think that doesn't matter, words have weight and meaning. The word I chose was grotesque, no one deserves to say or hear words like that. I have been a supporter the LBGT community my entire life. I completely let members of that community and everybody else down when I used a word like that this weekend. My heart is broken and I genuinely am deeply sorry for anyone whose ever been affected by that term in their life.''