The “22 Jump Street” star sat down with Howard Stern, explaining that he was being hounded by a paparazzo when he made an anti-gay remark. The video was posted on TMZ.
“I played into what he wanted and lost my cool, and in that moment, I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.”
Jonah added, “I’m not at all defending my choice of words, but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say.”
“It would break my heart to think that anyone would think… that I would be against anyone for their sexuality,” said the star.
At one point he told Stern, “From the day I was born, and publicly, I have been a gay rights activist.”
Listen to the audio.
Actor Jonah Hill has apologized for his use of a homophobic slur over the weekend.