Actor Jonah Hill on Tuesday apologized
for using a gay slur.
The 30-year-old Hill supposedly yelled
“Suck my dick, you faggot” to a photographer following him over
Appearing on The Howard Stern Show,
Hill explained that he “lost his cool” after the photographer had
badgered him all day.
“This person had been following me
around – just 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 about my family, really hurtful things
about me personally, and I played into exactly what he wanted and
lost my cool,” Hill
“In that moment I said a disgusting
word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of
people. I grew up with gay family members. I'm leaving here to go
spend the day with one of my closest co-workers and best friend who
is gay, who is getting married, who I'm going to stand [by] at his
“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 … they are rooted in hate.”
“Now what I said in that moment was
disgusting and a hurtful term. I should have either said nothing or
just 'fuck you,'” he added.
Last year, Hill tweeted a picture of
himself wearing an HRC shirt in support of LGBT Russians. The shirt
read “Love Conquers Hate” in Russian.