Jonah Hill admits he was "disgusting" to use a homophobic slur.
The '22 Jump Street' actor was caught on camera lashing out at a photographer over the weekend but has now apologized for his actions.
In the footage, published on website TMZ earlier today (06.03.14), the actor ignored photographers as he walked through Los Angeles and initially didn't respond when one paparazzo said: "'I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy."
Shortly afterwards, he could be heard saying: "Suck my d**k, you f****t."
The 30-year-old star appeared on Howard Stern's radio show soon after the footage was made public to explain his actions.
He said: "This is a heartbreaking situation for me…I'm upset…From the day I was born, and publicly, I've been a gay rights activist…This person had been following me around all day saying hurtful things. I played into exactly what he wanted and I said a disgusting word…It's bull**t and I shouldn't have said that. I'm happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word."
Jonah went on to stress his desire that people don't think he is homophobic after making the remark.
He added: "What I won't allow is for anyone – it would break my heart to think that anyone – 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."