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 the weekend.

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 this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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.