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Jonah Hill vows to ‘never ever use that word again’ after calling photographer ‘faggot’

Nick Duffy June 4, 2014

Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill has apologised again for yelling homophobic slurs at a photographer, and vowed to never use the word “faggot” again.

Yesterday, a video was released by TMZ of the actor yelling at a photographer, exclaiming: “Suck my dick, you faggot!”

He today reiterated his apology for the incident, while appearing on Good Morning America to promote new movie 22 Jump Street.

He said: “Words can be really destructive. This kind of defamatory language can have a profound effect on someone who’s questioning their sexuality. and it’s never okay to use that kind of language.

“I personally vow to never, ever use that word ever again, and I urge everyone else to do the same.”

He had previously appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to explain the incident.

He said: “This is a heartbreaking situation for me.

“I am upset because from the day I was born and publicly I have been a gay rights activist.

“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, saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally and I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool and in that moment I said a disgusting word that does not at all affect how I feel about any group of people.

“I am happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word. What I won’t allow, it would break my heart for anyone to think, especially with all the work I have done, that I would be against anyone for their sexuality.”

Watch the clip below:

ABC US News | ABC International News

More: actor, Anti-gay, apology, fag, faggot, Gay, homophobic, Jonah Hill, Photographer, slur, star, TMZ, US, Wolf of Wall Street

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