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Jonah Hill apologies for using gay slur aimed at paparazzo, captured on video

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows U.S actor Jonah Hill at the UK Premiere of

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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows U.S actor Jonah Hill at the UK Premiere of "The Wolf Of Wall Street," at a Leicester Square cinema in central London. Hill has apologized for shouting a homophobic slur at a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video. A video posted Tuesday, June 3, by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who responded with expletives and an anti-gay expression. On “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor acknowledged that he said “a disgusting word.” Hill said the word “does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.” He said that he’s been a gay-rights activist “from the day I was born.” Earlier this year, Hill promoted a Human Rights Campaign effort opposing anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics. Hill said he had been harassed by the photographer, claiming he said “hurtful things about my family, really hurtful things about me personally.” (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jonah Hill has apologized for using a gay slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video.

A video posted Tuesday by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who eventually responded with muttered expletives and an anti-gay expression. On "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor acknowledged that he said "a disgusting word."

Hill said the word "does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people." He said that he's been a gay-rights activist "from the day I was born."

Earlier this year, Hill promoted a Human Rights Campaign effort opposing anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Hill said he had been harassed by the photographer, claiming he said "hurtful things" about Hill and his family.

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