Jack Black Jonah Hill has apologized for yelling a homophobic slur at a photographer over the weekend.
The “22 Jump Street” star was caught on camera by TMZ over the weekend taking a stroll with a pal in Los Angeles when he lost his temper.
The 30-year-old actor turned angry at the photog following him, abruptly snapping back when he told him to have a good day.
“Suck my dick, you faggot,” Hill yelled.
Apparently the photographer was teasing Hill about his outfit choice
“I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy.” said the photog before Hill exploded.
Hill made an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show (of all places) on Tuesday and sincerely apologized for his actions.
I’m upset, because, from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay rights activist,” he told Stern in the audio clip.
To “give it some context, not excusing what I said in any way, this person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things and I lost my cool. And in that moment, I said a disgusting word, that does not at all reflect how I feel about any 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, and how those words even though you don’t intend them, they are rooted in hate, and that’s bulls–t and I shouldn’t have said that.”
“What I said in that moment was disgusting and a hurtful term I should have either said nothing or f— you, instead I use a word I don’t use in my personal life, it’s not part of my vernacular. I’m happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word but it would break my heart for anyone to think I would be against anyone for their sexuality.
Is it really that big a big deal? And do you think he’s ever said that to his close “buddy” James Franco?