Jonah Hill apologizes for using gay slur
WATCH: Jonah Hill issues apology during appearance on The Tonight Show
This post has been updated with Hill’s comments.
TORONTO — Actor Jonah Hill apologized Tuesday morning after he was caught on video uttering a homophobic slur.
The actor called his comment “disgusting.”
Hill was walking with a friend in Los Angeles this past weekend while a paparazzo taunted him about his floral-print shorts.
“Suck my d***, you f*****,” the 30-year-old star fired back.
The video clip appeared early Tuesday on TMZ.
Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Hill said it was inexcusable.
“I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people,” he explained.
“I’m not at all defending my choice of words, but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about you say.”
Hill, the star of films like The Wolf of Wall Street and the upcoming comedy sequel 22 Jump Street, has previously been publicly supportive of equality for gays.
Last year, Hill tweeted his support of a Human Rights Campaign against Russia’s crackdown on gays and lesbians.
He told E! writer Marc Malkin supporting equality was the right thing to do. “I have tons of gay friends, gay family members … I support anybody doing whatever they want to do to be who they are.”
On Tuesday, Hill told Stern he is “a gay rights activist” and said he is about to attend a friend’s same-sex wedding.
“It would break my heart to think that anyone would think … that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”
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