Actor Jonah Hill has taken responsibility for his choice of words over the weekend where he hurled a homophobic slur at a photog, and apologized for the situation.
It would seem as if actor Jonah Hill has found himself in the media once again today, and not for his upcoming comedy 22 Jump Street.
Earlier today, TMZ posted a story that showed Jonah Hill out on the street with a few of his friends over the weekend.
As one would expect, he was being followed by a team of photographers and cameramen as he and his friends made their way down the street.
You can hear one of during the clip, you can hear one of the cameramen start throwing small little jabs at him like commenting on his shorts. Right before the clip comes to an end, the cameraman wishes him a good day when Hill says “Suck my d***, f*****.”
Now, as some of you may already be aware, Hill has been a pretty vocal activist for gay rights, so I find it rather curious that he would choose his words like that.
Early this morning on Howard Stern, the actor owned up to his mistake, apologizing for the incident while adding a little more of the backstory to the incident.
Take a listen for yourself. Here is the clip from Jonah Hill’s appearance this morning on Howard Stern courtesy of TMZ.
In the clip, he gives people a little bit of context to the forty second clip; however, pointing out that it did not excuse his choice of words in any way.
“You saw a forty second video. This person had been following me around, just to give it some context…not excusing what I said in any way. This person has been following, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally, and I played into exactly what he wanted and lost me cool.” Hill told Stern. “I that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.”
He went on to explain that he had grown up with gay family members, and that he was also getting ready to stand up at the wedding of one of his gay friends. He took full responsibility for using the word and encouraged people to think about what they say before they say it.
Hopefully, from here on out he will take his own advice.
What is your take on the situation? What do you think about his owning up to his mistake? Do you find it to be genuine in nature? Let us know what you think in the comments below.