Jonah Hill Sorry For 'Hurtful' Homophobic Slur
22 Jump Street star Jonah Hill has apologised after using homophobic language towards a photographer who was following him in California.
Celebrity news website TMZ obtained a video showing the actor lashing out at the man at the weekend after he made a comment about his floral shorts.
The 30-year-old can be heard telling the paparazzo to: "Suck my ****, you ******."
On Tuesday Hill told the Howard Stern radio show: "What I said in that moment was a disgusting and hurtful term. I shouldn't have said that."
He said he should have just not responded or instead said "**** you".
Hill said the man had been following him for hours and said hurtful things about his family.
He added: "I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool and in that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people."
The actor has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights in the past. In November he tweeted about his opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws.
He also posted a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt saying "Love Conquers Hate" in Russian.
The Wolf Of Wall Street star has also spoken about having "tons of gay friends, gay family members".
Hill is currently busy promoting the sequel to 21 Jump Street which he stars in with Channing Tatum.