Appearing on The Tonight Show,
Jonah Hill offered an emotional apology for using a gay slur during
an encounter caught on tape.
The 30-year-old Hill supposedly yelled
“Suck my dick, you faggot” to a photographer following him over
He told Howard Stern that he “lost
his cool” after the photographer had badgered him all day.
During his Tonight Show appearance,
Hill said he used a “grotesque” word.
“You know, I didn't mean this in the
sense of the word. I didn't mean it in a homophobic way,” Hill
told host Jimmy Fallon. “I think that that doesn't matter. How
you mean things, doesn't matter. Words have weight and meaning. And
the word I chose was grotesque. No one deserves to say or hear words
like that. I've been a supporter of the LGBTQ community my entire
life. And I complete let the members of that community and everyone
else down when I used a word like that this weekend. My heart's
broken. And I genuinely am deeply sorry to anyone who has ever been
affected by that term in their life.” (The video is embedded on
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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.