Jonah Hill Apologizes For Calling Paparazzo Gay Slur
Jonah Hill used a gay slur to lash out at a paparazzo over the weekend, an incident for which the actor has recently offered a lengthy apology.
Jonah Hill's Gay Slur
Hill, angered by paparazzi following him around the Larchmont area of Los Angeles and jeering him about his outfit, called out, “Suck my d—, you f—–” to one of the paps. Initially, Hill remained calm and quiet while the cameras followed him and one camera man observed, “I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy.”
The photogs continued to follow Hill and his two pals before wishing them a good day. In response, Hill shouted out the gay slur. A pap then called the Wolf of Wall Street star a “real bully.”
Hill has since given an interview to Howard Stern in which he apologized for using the “disgusting word,” and admitting that even if he didn’t mean what he said, it was still completely wrong.
“In that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people,” Hill told Stern. “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 and how those words, even if you don’t intend them and how they mean, they are rooted in hate and that’s bullsh–. And I shouldn’t have said that.”
Hill added, “I'm happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word, but it would break my heart to think that anyone would think, especially with all the work that I’ve done, that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”
Hill went on to mention that many of his close friends happen to be gay and that he’d soon be standing at one of his gay friend’s weddings, who he was going to be hanging out with after the show.