Is it Possible to Over-Apologize For Using a Gay Slur? Jonah Hill Points to Yes

Jonah Hill the tonight show 2014Jonah Hill apologized on both Howard Stern and The Tonight Show for calling a photographer who was following him around a f*ggot within one day of the news breaking.

He honestly seems to feel bad enough without any help from us, and will probably continue to beat the dead horse-shaped piñata of shame for another week.

Hill has made a few strange comments during his lengthy apologies, like “I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way” and “I’m leaving here to go to spend the day with one of my closest co-workers and best friend, who is gay.”

Two of the most cliché excuses for throwing around the other f-bomb and the n-word too. I have a gay/black friend, and I didn’t mean it that way. 

(A Gawker commenter pointed out that the photog said Jonah “looked sexy in those shorts” in the video obtained by TMZ, suggesting that he did mean it “that way.”)

I don’t think it’s the end of the world or that he’s terrible (like Alec Baldwin) and we should all boycott his movies, I just don’t understand why a famous person would use a word that they know without a doubt will get them in trouble at all, let alone on someone who is holding a video recording device.

I expect that kind of stupidity from the fat kid in Super Bad, but not the nerd from Moneyball.

This brings to mind the Ghostbusters lunchbox full of d*ck drawings and the almost too many “gay” scenes in This is the End involving Jonah to count…

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