On Tuesday, the “Moneyball” actor apologized on Howard Stern’s radio show for a homophobic slur he fired off at a paparazzo in Los Angeles over the weekend.
A video posted on TMZ captured the actor shouting, “Suck my d---, you f---!”
But Hill, who appears in the upcoming comedy sequel “22 Jump St,” apologized for his “disgusting” words and clarified that he was upset because “from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay-rights activist.”
He added, “What I said in that moment was disgusting ... I shouldn’t have said that.”
Hill said that what truly disappointed him was that the word he used wasn’t a part of his daily lexicon, as he grew up with gay family members and has close friends who are gay.
He went on mention that the object of his remarks was a person who had been following him around all day and saying hurtful things about his family: “And I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool.”