NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Jonah Hill attends 'The Sitter' premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Jonah Hill is the sorriest celebrity who ever called a photographer a homophobic slur (a surprisingly broad category).
Hill was caught on tape lashing out at a paparazzo who was pestering him and calling him names this weekend. "Suck my d---, f-----," Hill finally snapped in return, no doubt giving the photographer exactly what he wanted.
Most celebrities would probably issue a carefully worded apology through their publicists and be done with it. Hill, who's got a long history of advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community, chose to appear on the Tonight Show himself to offer a very sad, very public apology.
Appearing very shaken and embarrassed, Hill said the paparazzi had been insulting him and his family. "I wanted to hurt him back, and I said the most hurtful word I could think of at that moment," he said. "I didn't mean it in a homophobic way... and I think that doesn't matter. How you mean things doesn't matter. Words have weight."
Hill described himself as "heartbroken" and said he felt like he'd let the gay community down. Luckily I don't think Jonah Hill was exactly a gay icon to begin with, so hopefully the gay community won't be too broken up about the whole thing.