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Jonah Hill’s 22 Jump Street co-star Ice Cube defended his colleague and pal following his gay slur incident. He insisted the actor’s apology was “sincere”.
The actor was caught on camera naming a paparazzi a “f**got” over the weekend, May 31-June 1. The photographer commented on his shorts, which upset the actor.
The video then leaked online and urged Hill to issues many apologies in his interviews on radio and TV. He also said his remark was “grotesque” and went on to say he knows he let down his fans in the gay community.
On Wednesday, June 4 he made an appearance at the premiere of his 22 Jump Street sequel in New York. However, the star refused to talk to the press. His friend Cube said he was sorry for what he said.
The rapper/actor told The Hollywood Reporter, “Jonah’s a good guy. I think his apology is very sincere, and all the guy can do is apologise for saying something stupid.”
Meanwhile, the film’s director Phil Lord said, “We’re just trying to move past those comments – it was obviously disappointing, but the Jonah we know is different than that.”
Co-director Christopher Miller added, “We think the movie stands on its own and people will want to enjoy it for what it is, which is a fun time.”