WATCH: Jonah Hill Apologizes Again for Using Homophobic Slur
In a obtained by TMZ video, Hill was filmed saying “suck my dick, you faggot,” to a photographer who was following him around in Los Angeles.
Hill, who is promoting the film 22 Jump Street, appeared on The Tonight Show last night (June 03, 2014) to issue an apology for the comments:
This weekend I was out with some friends. There was a paparazzi guy and he was antagonizing me and calling me names, attacking me personally, my family personally. I was genuinely hurt by this and made angry by this. In response, I wanted to hurt him back and I said the most hurtful word I could think of at that moment. I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word. I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way. I think that….that doesn’t matter, you know? How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight in meaning. The word I chose was grotesque. No one deserves to say or hear words like that. I’ve been supportive to the LGBTQ community my entire life and I completely let the members of that community and everybody else down when I used a word like that this weekend. My heart’s broken. I’m genuinely deeply sorry to anyone who has ever been affected by that term in their life. I’m sorry and I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness. But what I ask if that you’re at home, if you’re watching this and you’re a young person especially. If someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me an example of what not to do. And don’t respond with hatred or anger, because you’re just adding more ugliness to the world. Again. I’m so sorry.
He finished by saying, “I know I’m usually funny and stuff, but this wasn’t funny, it was stupid, and I deserve the shit I’m going to get for it.”
While I personally thought that his first apology was done a little half-assed, I believe that this apology was pretty sincere.
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