Jonah Hill apologizes for grotesque homophobic slur

Jonah Hill 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.''

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  1. Jackson • June 4, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

    That’s actually funny. I don’t know why he apologized. It’s something his 22 Jump Street character would say.

  2. steve c • June 4, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

    thats how you make a sincere apology for a slip up that was not of his own making, being goaded and letting emotion rule rather than thought. spur of the moment comment made during an angry shouting match is no biggie. at least he had the balls to admit to a public mistake. good for him.

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