Movie star, Jonah Hill, began Tuesday night’s airing of Tonight Show by interrupting Jimmy Fallon, only to formerly apologize for the homophobic remarks he made over the weekend.
Hill was invited onto the show to promote the premiere of his movie 22 Jump Street in a comedic fashion but asked Fallon if he could address his audience first, on a more serious note. The audience cheered in his favor but the actor warned them that “unfortunately, this isn’t a joke”.
Hill proceeded in saying, “I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word, I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way, and 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”.
It must be tough to constantly harassed by paparazzi and have your life’s every move constantly pinpointed by the public eye. Hill took his own initiative to make an emotional public apology even after already fessing up to the slurs that day on the Howard Stern Show. I hope no one holds Jonah accountable for his homophobic slurs as his comedic self on-set offers more to our life’s enjoyment than what emerges behind the scenes.
If you missed Hill’s apology on the Tonight Show, check out the video below.
Jonah Hill began Tuesday night’s airing of Tonight Show by interrupting Jimmy Fallon, only to formerly apologize for the homophobic remarks he made.