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Actor Johan Hill took to U.S. TV on Tuesday, June 3 to issue another apology for making a homophobic remark at a photographer. He insisted he knows he let down his fans in the gay community.
The star was allegedly being stalked by a paparazzo in Los Angeles over the weekend May 31-June 1. Finally, he lost his temper and yelled, “Suck my d**k, you f**got”, after the photographer made a comment on his floral shorts.
His outburst was caught on camera and leaked online on Tuesday. Johan then went on and issues an apology during an interview with U.S. DJ Howard Stern. He said he was sorry for the “disgusting” remark.
Later on, he sat down for an interview with chat show host Jimmy Fallon, when he almost choked when talking about the incident.
Hill said, “In response (to the photographer), I wanted to hurt him back, and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment.”
“I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word, you know? I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way… I think that, um, that doesn’t matter. How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight and meaning, and the word I chose was grotesque. And, you know? No one deserves to say or hear words like that.”
“I genuinely am deeply sorry to anyone who’s ever been affected by that term in their life… I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness, but what I ask is that at home; if you’re watching this, and you’re a young person especially; if someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me as an example of what not to do, and don’t respond with hatred or anger. Because you’re just adding more ugliness to the world.”