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Jonah Hill Gives Emotional Apology on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ (VIDEO)

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.”

Upon sitting down, the Oscar-nominated actor immediately launched into his apology, which at first made the audience laugh when he stopped and 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.”

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“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 one deserves to say or hear words like that.”

The 30 year-old actor, who also apologized earlier in the day on the Howard Stern Show, described himself as a supporter of the LGBT community and said he was sorry for letting down every member of that community.

“My heart’s broken and I am genuinely and deeply sorry to anyone who has ever been affected by that term in their life.”

“I know I’m usually funny and stuff,” he concluded, “but this wasn’t funny, it was stupid, and I deserve the shit I’m going to get for it.”

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