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Jonah Hill Apologizes For Using Homophobic Slur: 'This Is a Heartbreaking Situation For Me'

Jonah Hill Apologizes For Using Homophobic Slur: 'This Is a Heartbreaking Situation For Me'

Jonah Hill has offered an apology after being caught on camera hurling a homophobic slur at a photographer this past weekend.

“Suck my d–k, you f—-t,” the 30-year-old 22 Jump Street actor said to the photog.

On Tuesday (June 3), Jonah went on The Howard Stern Show to offer an apology (via TMZ).

“This is a heartbreaking situation for me,” Jonah 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,” Jonah added.

Click inside to read the rest of Jonah‘s extensive statement…

“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,” Jonah added. “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.”

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  • Leila

    lmfao at all these homophobic celebrities claims to be “gay activist” as soon as they are caught using gay slur.

    He’s full of excuses. To blame the photographer and making up lies that he attacked his family and calling him names in 40 seconds, yeah nice try.

    and lmfao at him starting to talk about how great of an actor he is. Jonah, just up and go back to eating your feelings.

  • Court

    Forgiven. Nice way to take responsibility. ♥ Jonah

  • silver

    hes full of shit when the cameras is not rolling he going to say the same shit once more its just now celebs are under the hot seat cause pussy ass americans are bitching bout words now they dont like they get offended by words think about that for a minute a WORD has the power to make a country powerless before it n offend them all WORD LOL

  • sorella

    Ok, so he apologizes. But it still strange to use “suck my d— you f—t” as retort unless you use that ALOT, I can’t imagine ever saying that, a simple F-Off maybe or go to hell, but the sucking part seems like something he likely does say quite often and i have a hard to believe that is a one-off, it’s so specfic.

  • Joelle

    Heartbreaking? I doubt it.

  • Tiana

    I’m literally laughing my butt off right now, just keep it real Jonah you said homophobic things and you probably say it behind close doors all the time. Not trying to go there but I’m going to, it’s basically like saying I don’t say the N word type of thing bull crap people say stuff that they wouldn’t say in the public eye all the time, but when they get caught all this BS apologies start to come out I don’t want to hear just admit it for Christ sake, I would respect you so much more.

  • Teeter

    Exactly! These words just don’t come out unless they are a part of your vernacular.

  • dale

    Nah, no pass! You actually combined a sexual action along with the worst word to use against gays – clearly something you’ve used before in public as you did here. I always thought the fame went to your head, and you think you’re all that, and your unbelievable sentence proves it.

  • FemEagle

    Hill had no need to apologize. The guy was baiting him with faggot language, so Hill gave him the appropriate reply.

    You gay folk need to understand that MOST people are repulsed by your “lifestyle”, even the ones who pay lip service to “same luv” and “marriage equality”. That’s your painful little “inconvenient truth”. Nature has built into normal folk a natural revulsion to same-sex relations, because – oops, duck, here comes more truth! – nature doesn’t want people of the same gender to mate with each other. What you need to do is learn to suck it up, because that will never change, despite all of your attempts at brainwashing and intimidation.

    “We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control”.

  • FemEagle


    How very condescending of you. :P

  • who cares

    He clearly wasn’t saying it in a way to offend gay people. Everyone knows using randoms words like that are meant as a way of angry name calling that EVERYONE is guilty of. Quit acting like your shit doesn’t stink. Black people can call each other niggers, gays can call each other faggots….but when its done by a white or straight person all hell breaks loose. Seriously. WHO CARES?

  • Lisa

    Now that’s how you apologize. Accepted. Everyone is human and says things in the heat of the moment. Good on him.

  • who cares

    I agree femeagle!

    gays make it such a big deal for equality but they are some of the close minded assholes I have ever met. I don’t care what people do in their own homes, but I’m tired of it being shoved down my throat.

  • Fasci nating

    here is where they condition people to control language
    down the road you will not be allowed to criticize government

  • Bad Man

    He needs to sell whatever he owns to Oprah, or maybe Ellen.

  • Teeter

    @who cares:
    Nothing is being shoved down your throat. I don’t understand why people like you relish in using homophobic and/ or racial slurs, then use the excuse “well THEY can say it.” How about not saying it at all, why is that so painful for you?



  • Vendetta Chronicles

    His apology isn’t sincere at all. Besides, he was always a mediocre actor at best doing mediocre films.

  • Jason

    Ah yes. The go to insult.

  • Leslie

    He gave zero pass to Macklemore. Now he’s caught in the same shit and wants everybody to forgive him? Flipping hypocrite.

  • Leslie

    Btw, he does realize there are gay jews right? He’s all about calling out antisemitism but not in keeping homophobic language out of his vernacular even though there are gay jews. What’s the difference Jonah? They can be one and the same. And if you won’t stand for people using jewish slurs or mocking jewish people why make your go to insult against gays? Who can be jewish as well? Ignorant as hell man. Nobody has any love for the paps. I think 99% of people think they’re scum but why does it seem whenever a celebrity get tired of the paps their go to insults are either racial or homophobic, or both? Hollywood tries to keep this liberal face on. Even now Jonah is claiming to be an ally. BS. As a person of mixed race who is queer and whose best friend is jewish and queer, we don’t need people like you Jonah. To defend antisemitism or queerness. Don’t be our ally. Don’t go away mad. Just go away.

  • Oneday

    So the guy on Duck Dynasty honestly tells the interviewer his Christian beliefs when asked about gays and people try and ban him from tv, and here the words are said as an obvious angry slur against gays (whether he meant it in that context or not) and he gets a pass? Why? Because he doesn’t fit the same mold as the other guy? Because he’s part of “hip Hollywood” so it’s ok? And I’m sure everyone will still flock to see his new movie. Hypocrisy at its best.

  • BubbleBath

    I don’t think these words mean what they mean when you use them as an insult.

    When you call someone what Hill called the guy, it doesn’t mean that “you are sexually attracted to your own sex and that’s bad”. Since he doesn’t know the guy. If he said that to someone who he knows is gay, that’s an insult.

    When you call a girl a w.h.o.r.e, does that mean she has sex for money?

    And retard, I wouldn’t even think about using it to a mentally disabled person.

    I’m not an American. I am liberal. Every time someone farts they have to give a freaking apology like it’s the end of the world. Americans are so sensitive.

  • BubbleBath

    Proving my point. The censored word was r.e.t.a.r.d.

  • Idontcare

    No more comments.

  • nick

    this pothead sounds SO FAKE.

  • nick

    p.s., if said the same thing, people would be like “awww she’s so real she’s one of us she uses cursing words we use omg ilhsm”

  • lolita

    So no one cares if you say ‘b*tch’ or ‘son of a B’, but everyone will slam you if you call someone a fag*t ?!

    Ridiculous America.

  • jane

    not everyone on the planet has to like gay people or black people or whatever type of people. they can hate. as long as they keep it to verbal abuse and nothing violent or physical who does it really harm? I don’t care. I am white and people hate on me too. I don’t make them apologize for calling me a white whatever. big freaking deal. making him apologize, or anyone for that matter, won’t change their opinion – it might even make it stronger.

  • Niko

    I just don’t understand american people.
    You freak out really easy, it’s just a word said when he was stalked by paps, put your attention in actions and you’ll known that Jonah is far from being homophobic.

  • Amy Lee Christian

    Jonah Hill has revealed his true personality with this disgusting slur. People were already questioning his rapid rise to ‘fame’ given he is a completely worthless actor that can barely remember his lines. He has milked his Jewish connections in the industry to the hilt. Nobody wants to work with this two time loser.

  • jon m’shulla

    We’ll suck your dick Jonah if it can get past the distance from its’ root through your zipper. All of one inch.

  • Tina

    Racism and homophobia will never die until ALL races and lifestyle orientations cease degrading one another. It is NOT okay for black people to call each other the N word or for gay people within their own circles to call each other the F word. It is NOT okay for anyone to degrade any person at ANY time. When the world realizes this, we won’t have Jonah Hill on TV apologizing for his actions because these terms will no longer exist. They say history repeats itself – perhaps because history is constantly being remembered. Aren’t there some areas of history we can try to forget so that in upcoming generations it simply will not exist?

  • Dee

    why don’t you talk about Mila Kunis, Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, etc. all being Jews instead.