Jonah Hill apologizes for slur aimed at paparazzo

Jonah Hill apologizes for slur aimed at paparazzo

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CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 25: Actor Jonah Hill speaks onstage during The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 10:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Hill has apologized for using a homophobic slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video.

A video posted 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.

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