Jonah Hill Steps In It, Apologizes

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    Jun 03, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
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    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/06/jonah_hill_apologizes_for_using_anti-gay_slur.php

    So, is Howard Stern's show the go-to place for apologies to LGBTs? And are F-bombs the go-to response to paparazzi who get under your skin? (Another Hollywood guy got caught doing the same thing about a month ago, I can't recall who.)

    BilericoActor Jonah Hill, a two-time Academy Award nominee and an outspoken LGBT ally, hurled a homophobic slur at a paparazzo over the weekend.

    The photographer was part of a group of paparazzi following Hill down the street. He made fun of Hill's outfit (the actor was wearing a polo shirt, floral print board shorts, neon green sneakers, and a baseball cap), then continued tailing Hill for several more seconds before saying goodbye. At that point, an obviously frustrated Hill replied, "Suck my d*ck, you f*gg*t."

    This morning, Hill owned up to the incident and apologized on the Howard Stern Show. "I'm upset, because... from the day I was born, and publicly, I've been a gay rights activist," he said.


    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    dayumm saidRough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."
    I kind of can't stand the guy, but this is something I can understand and don't mind that he did it. And lesbihonest, the paparazzi calling out his wardrobe probably was an fagget.
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:33 PM GMT
    creyente said
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?



    Kobe got a pass, so will he
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    It's just a word. A bunch of gays use it. On top of that, the F word means different things too.
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    creyente said
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?


    I know what you mean, if he did not get a pass then what would actually happen in practice?
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    creyente said
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?


    Jonah's longer apology (in the link above) suggests he won't be satisfied just wiping his hands clean of this outburst. He's probably got GLAAD or a similar pro-LGBT celebrity support group to help him come up with some action to further atone for it.

    He was smart enough to quickly get out in front of it, provide context for the events leading up to his slur without excusing it, and demonstrate some sense of personal contrition.

    So, his "pass" stands. But it expires if he ever gets caught doing it again.
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Jonah Hill (via Howard Stern show, as quoted by Bilerico)"Now... you saw a 40-second video... just to give it some context -- not excusing what I said in any way -- this person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful thing about me personally, and I played into exactly 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... I am not at all defending my choice of words, but I am happy to be the poster boy for thinking about what you say, and how those words -- even if you don't intend them in how they mean [sic], they are rooted in hate, and that's bullshit, and I shouldn't have said that...

    "What I said in that moment was disgusting and a hurtful term. I should have said either nothing, or just "f**k you." Instead I used a word that I don't use in my personal (... it's) not part of my vernacular. I'm happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word...

    It would break my heart for anyone to think, especially with all the work that I've done and all the loved ones I have, that I would be against anyone for their sexuality."
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    I forgive him

    He didn't mean it
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    Jun 03, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    Beyond the "just a word" part (when a zillion better word choices were available at the actor's disposal), the suggestion to offer fellatio as an attempt to demean someone you're upset with gets a little overlooked there, too. Hill likely will hear about the inappropriateness of that part, as well.
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    Sly Stallone was the guy I was thinking of who tripped a verbal third rail a few months back, this one being the N-Bomb "just a word." Apollo Creed should whoop his behind again! icon_razz.gif

    Ol' Rocky didn't even offer an apology from what I've heard (he denied it). Of course, all his flicks go straight-to-video now, so he's got little to lose.

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/15/sylvester-stallone-n-word-paparazzi/

    And I hate even dignifying Alec Baldwin by mentioning his name.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/alec-baldwin-paparazzi-fag_n_4276741.html

    He denied it, too. Yeah, you said "fathead". Sure. Whatever. What about the word before that one, Alec?

    At least Jonah owned up to what he said right away (or at least right after the video hit the streets).
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
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    creyente said
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?


    Jonah's longer apology (in the link above) suggests he won't be satisfied just wiping his hands clean of this outburst. He's probably got GLAAD or a similar pro-LGBT celebrity support group to help him come up with some action to further atone for it.

    He was smart enough to quickly get out in front of it, provide context for the events leading up to his slur without excusing it, and demonstrate some sense of personal contrition.

    So, his "pass" stands. But it expires if he ever gets caught doing it again.


    I did think his apology was enough given this was his only transgression.

    While his language is not acceptable, I don't know anyone who hasn't at some point in time said something they were ashamed of.

    However, if he continues to show disregard for others then I can understand people not going to movies or events he is associated with.

    I think a lot of people try to lump everyone who makes an inappropriate comment into the same category. I think it is important to consider the person's history and apology when deciding whether they are actually related incidents that deserve the same reaction.

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    Jun 03, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    Honestly I really don't think he meant it that way to offend us. When you have those pappi hounding within your personal space 24.7, celebs are bound to lash out.


    So I won't give him a hard time.
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    I will forgive him if he promises not to make any more movies.
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    creyente said
    dayumm said
    creyente said
    dayumm said
    Rough timing with his big movie out there. Apology's sort of the "Sorry I got caught!" variety, but Jonah will probably get the ol' "pass."


    What do you think should happen to him for saying this?


    Jonah's longer apology (in the link above) suggests he won't be satisfied just wiping his hands clean of this outburst. He's probably got GLAAD or a similar pro-LGBT celebrity support group to help him come up with some action to further atone for it.

    He was smart enough to quickly get out in front of it, provide context for the events leading up to his slur without excusing it, and demonstrate some sense of personal contrition.

    So, his "pass" stands. But it expires if he ever gets caught doing it again.


    I did think his apology was enough given this was his only transgression.

    While his language is not acceptable, I don't know anyone who hasn't at some point in time said something they were ashamed of.

    However, if he continues to show disregard for others then I can understand people not going to movies or events he is associated with.

    I think a lot of people try to lump everyone who makes an inappropriate comment into the same category. I think it is important to consider the person's history and apology when deciding whether they are actually related incidents that deserve the same reaction.



    I always say it's not the transgression by itself, it's what you do when you're told, or realize, your transgression could be harmful to others.

    Hill is not the kind of guy that was going to tell people to "get over it," or pass blame onto others by suggesting he's not the first to say such things, or make some faulty claim of his right to the First Amendment, or use any of the other devices people that aren't genuinely sorry employ in the aftermath of a slur.

    Plus, he's not going to sit around and wait for someone else to dictate how he should atone for his words. You can be sure he's proactively figuring out a way to communicate with the LGBT community and more than right his brief, momentary wrong.
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidI will forgive him if he promises not to make any more movies.


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    If that works, I'm grabbing a camera and going after Adam Sandler next!
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    ^ I got dibs on Seth Rogen!
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    kevex saidIt's just a word. A bunch of gays use it. On top of that, the F word means different things too.


    I actually agree with you.

    However, celebrities of any ilk (athletes, entertainers, CEO's, etc) make tons of money off of their services and the adoration of their fans.

    The general public listens and take cues on how to behave from these people. This includes adults and children. I'm not saying this is right, but it is a reality.

    In my opinion, for the amount of money these people make and the influence they have over our culture we should have no problem holding them to a slightly higher standard.

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    Jun 03, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
    faggot saysThe photographer was part of a group of paparazzi following Hill down the street. He made fun of Hill's outfit (the actor was wearing a polo shirt, floral print board shorts, neon green sneakers, and a baseball cap), then continued tailing Hill for several more seconds before saying goodbye.


    I would have called him a faggot too, ridiculous behavior.
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    Jun 03, 2014 5:48 PM GMT
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    faggot saysThe photographer was part of a group of paparazzi following Hill down the street. He made fun of Hill's outfit (the actor was wearing a polo shirt, floral print board shorts, neon green sneakers, and a baseball cap), then continued tailing Hill for several more seconds before saying goodbye.


    I would have called him a faggot too, ridiculous behavior.


    And that's exactly what the paparzzo would hope you'd do. So long as he could get what you do on tape, and make some petty cash at your expense. He'd appreciate a good punch in the nose, too, if it squeezes a few extra hundred thousand out of your pockets through your lawyers.

    Jonah calls dude a jerkwad (which he was), and there's no story.
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    Jun 03, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah, these things always "slip out." And they always say they didn't mean to offend gay people. But just once I'd like to hear a celebrity say, "lick my carpet, you breeder!" You know, just to give themselves some credibility.

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    Jun 03, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    silverbullet enters "his" 47th consecutive hour of searching for pics of wrestlers and questionable Hollywood parties...

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    Cash saidsilverbullet enters "his" 47th consecutive hour of searching for pics of wrestlers and questionable Hollywood parties...



    'Dated' any teenage boys lately, chicken legs? icon_lol.gif


    Dated ANYONE lately, (or ever) gravy-boat???
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    Jun 03, 2014 8:09 PM GMT
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    doesn't bother me in the slightest he used the word faggot.

    That's his business and faggot means different things to different ppl. Besides, it's not like I know Jonah Hill to take this personally.....or even care.
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    Jun 03, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    silver_bullet said
    HottJoe saidOh, yeah, these things always "slip out." And they always say they didn't mean to offend gay people. But just once I'd like to hear a celebrity say, "lick my carpet, you breeder!" You know, just to give themselves some credibility.



    Just once I would like to hear the gay activists and social justice warriors express 'disgust' and 'outrage' at the Hollywood pederasty sex ring - you know just to give themselves some credibility.

    But that will never happen - Singer and his pederasty pals are big political fund raisers for the gay 'activists' needing to buy influence with politicians - that's why the virtual gay media black out and all you hear is chirping crickets in gayland.

    Says a lot about the 'fabulouth gay community' and how it treats young guys. icon_cry.gif

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    I'm outraged and disgusted. I think adults who pursue relationships with minors are predators. I don't support them being part of our community, as I see them as criminals, whether they are gay or straight.