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Actor Jonah Hill Apologizes for Homophobic Slur on 'The Tonight Show': VIDEO

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Jonah Hill issued another apology for an incident over the weekend in which he called a paparazzo a homophobic slur. Hill had issued one apology on The Howard Stern show already.

Said Hill:

"There was a paparazzi guy and he was antagonizing me and calling me names, attacking me personally, and my family personally, and I was genuinely hurt by this, and made angry by this, and in response, I wanted to hurt him back, and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment.

 “You know, I didn't mean this in the sense of the word, you know? I didn't mean it in a homophobic way And 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've been a supporter of the LGBT community my entire life and I completely let the members of that community and everybody else down when I used a word like that...I'm genuinely and deeply sorry to anyone who has 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. I'm so sorry."

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Jonah Hill on Anti-Gay Slur: 'What I Said in That Moment Was Disgusting' — VIDEO

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Jonah Hill spoke with Howard Stern this morning after TMZ aired a video of Hill hurling a homophobic slur at a photographer.

Said Hill:

"This is a heartbreaking situation for me...I'm upset...From the day I was born, and publicly, I've been a gay rights activist...This person had been following me around all day saying hurtful things. I played into exactly what he wanted and I said a disgusting word...It's bulls--t and I shouldn't have said that. I'm happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word. What I won't allow is for anyone - it would break my heart to think that anyone - especially with all the work that I've done and all the loved ones that I have - that I would be against anyone for their sexuality."

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Jonah Hill Pulls an Alec Baldwin, Hurls Anti-Gay Slur at Paparazzo

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After being followed and questioned by a paparazzo from TMZ in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles, actor Jonah Hill lashed out at the photographer with a farewell insult:

"Suck my d--k you faggot!"

Video here.

It's a similar sentiment to the one Alec Baldwin hurled at a photographer in NYC last November. He was condemned by GLAAD, and blasted by Anderson Cooper and Andrew Sullivan. MSNBC canceled Baldwin's show following the incident.

Will Hill be held to the same standards?

UPDATE: Hill expresses his regret to Howard Stern...


Organizer Of San Francisco's 'Trannyshack' Party Drops 'Tranny' From Name

Amid the continued public flap about Ru-Paul’s use of the word “tranny”, Heklina Heklina — the organizer of San Francisco’s “Trannyshack” party — publicly announced that she would drop the word “tranny” from her party and re-brand it with a new name by 2015.

HeklinaIn a public Facebook post, Heklina said, “Whether I like it or not the very name of my legendary nightclub has become political.” She then explained why she originally chose the name and what compelled her to change it:

First, a little history about the name Trannyshack, and the club itself. When I started the club (waaaaaay back in 1996) the word “tranny” did not have the charged weight to it that it has today. Simply put, it was not (arguably) considered a slur word, and not even thought of on the same level as the words “dyke” or “faggot” (two words which, maybe ironically, have somehow become less charged and have been “reclaimed” to a certain degree-for instance, leading the Pride Parade in San Francisco every year are the Dykes On Bikes. I can’t imagine in this day, a contingent called Trannies On Bikes). There are people who might argue this, but I’m sorry it just was not a word thought of as a slur on the same level as today. It was just not. I considered the name transgressive, and cutting edge…

Every walk of life came to, and performed at, Trannyshack. Gay men, lesbians, drag kings, drag kings, M to F’s, F to M’s, Faux Queens, and yes, even straight people. It won every award for Best Drag show in SF every year, and is generally thought to have redefined drag on the West Coast. It didn’t matter (and still does not) what gender you were, or what you had between your legs, if you were a great performer you were welcome on the Trannyshack stage. It grew to mean a great deal to a great many people…

However. Increasingly, and in the past year especially, it’s become clear to me the meaning the word tranny has taken on. I’ve tried to avoid the issue because I’ve spent almost 20 years branding and promoting my club. But more and more, I am asked on the street, in interviews, and online about my thoughts on the word, and the name of my club. I’ve given the answer “Oh, my club is different, it means so much to so many people, it’s this it’s that, etc.”, but it’s been nagging at me.

I started to talk to people close to me about the need for a rebrand. What really was the clincher for me was a post I saw on Facebook by a performer at my club . I wasn’t tagged in the post, but came across it anyway. He said how excited he was to be performing at my club but, out of embarrassment, he couldn’t type the name of it, and something along the lines of “you all know where it is”. Ouch, OK. Time for a rebrand.

I am in the business of (hopefully) entertaining people. It’s never been my intention to hurt people. I am not another Shirley Q. Liquor, wanting to offend just for sake of it. Also, on a purely business level, I don’t want to be viewed as archaic, out of step with the times, like an ostrich with my head in the sand.

She added, "As I see it, there’s two ways we can deal with this. We can see this as progress and a step forward, or we can engage in fighting and divisiveness. Whichever one you choose I am going for progress, and away from hurt and anger." 

Until the 2015 rollout, Heklina has decided to use “T-Shack” as a temporary name while she researches a better one. She then refused to engage the matter further via Facebook, but invited people to talk with her about the old and new names face-to-face.


Singer Carnie Wilson Apologizes For Calling Donald Sterling's Girlfriend 'A Man'

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Former Wilson-Phillips frontwoman Carnie Wilson has apologized for calling disgraced former Clippers owner Donald Sterling's girlfriend V. Stiviano “a man” and “a he” during Wilson’s appearance on CBS’ The Talk.

During the show, Wilson said "There's a lot of plastic surgery, then she's like, 'I'm his right-hand man.'Man. Am I crazy to think that? OK. Whatever."

Wilson later apologized after her appearance via Twitter stating "Today on @TheTalk_CBS I made a comment that was misunderstood about Donald Sterling's assistant. I LOVE EVERYONE- gay, straight, trans," and later "My heart feels heavy thinking that I offended some ppl saying that V looked like a man. Plz know I meant nothing ill or derogatory. Truth."

When The Advocate’s trans issues writer Parker Marie Molloy pressed Wilson for clarification on Twitter, Wilson answered, "I was really referring / To what the over plastic surgery had done to [Stiviano’s] face. No way, shape or form trying to offend the transgender community." Wilson added, "I’ve been bullied and ridiculed my ENTIRE life. I wouldn't want 2 hurt anyone."

Molloy noted however, that many other Twitter users have also used the transphobic slur "tranny" when describing Stiviano’s appearance.


Australian Rugby Player Suspended for Anti-Gay Slur: VIDEO

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Mitchell Moses (right), a half-back for the NSW West Tigers Australian National Rugby League team, was given a two-match ban this week after calling Queensland forward Luke Bateman (above) a "f--king gay c--t".

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The comments were detected by referee Chris Sutton's microphone and were clearly audible on the television coverage of the match, which was watched by 103,000 viewers on Fox Sports.

Maroons officials spoke to Bateman after the match and the Canberra forward told them he was unfazed by the incident and did not want to make a complaint against the NSW player, whom he named.

They again checked on Bateman's welfare on Sunday morning and he said he was happy for the NRL to investigate the matter but did not intend to lodge an official complaint.

The offender was later identified as Moses.

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