Originally posted on Variety:
After getting into hot water this past weekend for hurling an anti-gay slur at a tabloid photographer, Jonah Hill gave an emotional apology to his fans and the LGBT community on Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
The Oscar-nominated actor immediately launched into his apology, which at first made the audience laugh when he said he had to tell them something.
“Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke,” Hill said, before explaining that the paparazzi photographer verbally attacked him and his family with insults while he was out with friends over the weekend and in response said “the most hurtful word I could think of at that moment.”
“I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word, I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way,” he said as his voice began to crack. “(But) I think that doesn’t matter, how you mean things doesn’t matter…words have weight and meaning. The word I chose was grotesque and no…
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