LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Jonah Hill attends a photocall to promote their new film '22 Jump Street' at Claridges Hotel on May 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Jonah Hill
is joining Liam Payne and Justin Bieber in making a public apology this week.

Things got a little heated between Hill and a paparazzo earlier this week, and he used some unfortunate words to defend himself.

But the “Moneyball” actor, who says he has been a gay rights activist publicly and “from the day I was born,” has since issued an apology over his use of a gay slur on the “Howard Stern Show.”

“I’m not defending my choice of words. 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 and how they mean, are rooted in hate…” he told the “America’s Got Talent” judge.

Though he didn’t try to excuse his behavior, he explained that the photographer had been following him throughout the day and insulting both him and his family.

Hill will next appear in “22 Jump Street” with Channing Tatum on June 13.

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