Jonah Hill apologizes for gay slur to paparazzo

2014-06-04 10:28

New York  — Jonah Hill has apologised for using a gay slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video.

A video posted on Tuesday by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who eventually responded with muttered expletives and an anti-gay expression. On "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor acknowledged that he said "a disgusting word".

Hill said the word "does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people". He said that he's been a gay-rights activist "from the day I was born".

Earlier this year, Hill promoted a Human Rights Campaign effort opposing anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Hill said he had been harassed by the photographer, claiming he said "hurtful things" about Hill and his family.

Listen to Jonah apologise here:

Watch the original video here:

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