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Jonah Hill Issues Wordy Apology After Making A Homophobic Slur To An Aggressive Paparazzi

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06/03/2014 11:59 am
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Jonah Hill Issues Wordy Apology After Making A Homophobic Slur To An Aggressive Paparazzi
Media Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Shane Avery

Senior Staff Writer


I'm going to voice my opinion on this after I let you all know what happened. Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill went off on a paparazzi over the weekend, and unfortunately, it was all caught on tape. Jonah was in the Larchmont area of LA with some friends when he began getting peppered with questions from the paps. One of them even threw out a lovely gem, by seemingly mocking Jonah's board shorts (which were floral printed). The photographer could be heard saying "I like the shorts though bro, they're pretty sexy." Jonah continued on his way, ignoring them, but when the pap finally wished him a good day, Jonah went off, saying: "Suck my d*** you f****t". Now, here's my opinion. Getting frustrated and hurling the "suck my d***" shows the anger, but why the use of the word "f****t"?? Check out the exclusive video at TMZ. Was that really necessary?? Jonah has always been very supportive of the LGBT community and even went so far as to publicly blast Russia for their anti-gay laws. Jonah has already come out to apologize for his comments, telling Howard Stern this morning: "What I said in that moment was disgusting ... I shouldn't have said that." The statement in full said:
I’m upset because from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay rights activist. Now, this person, you saw a 40-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 had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally, and I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool.
In that moment I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people. I grew up with gay family members. I’m leaving here to go spend the day with one of my closest co-workers and best friend who is gay, who’s getting married, who I’m going to stand at his wedding. You know? I’m not at all defending my choice of words but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say and how those words, even if you don’t intend them and how they mean, they are rooted in hate, and that’s bulls–t.I shouldn’t have said that. Look, I think I’m pretty good at being in movies. I am not good at being a famous person. I’m just not! I think there are some people who are meant for it. If you call me ugly, if you call family members of mine drug addicts and maniacs, I am eventually going to lose my cool. Now what I said in that moment was disgusting and a hurtful term. I should have either said nothing or just ‘f–k you.’ instead I used a word that I don’t use in my personal life. It’s not part of my vernacular. I’m happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word. What I won’t allow is for anyone—it would break my heart for anyone to think, especially with all the work that I’ve done and all the loved ones that I have—that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.
Jonah took complete responsibility for the words, but did claim the one pap was following him all day and saying awful things about Jonah's family. So, what do you guys think? Was Jonah just angry and not thinking about what he said?? Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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