Jonah Hill just seems like such an unlikeable guy. He’s an all right actor, though I enjoy his stoner movies more than his serious ones, but as a regular guy he seems much more douchey. Every time he does an interview, I find myself thinking “Shut up and go back to licking Brad Pitt’s ass some more.”
Now Jonah has decided to take a page out of Alec Baldwin’s book, How to be an Asshole for Pudgies, and said some anti-gay shit to some paparazzi. Of course, he apologized afterwards because that’s what publicists are good for.
Poor Jonah Hill. He has tried so hard to go from the fat funny guy from Superbad to serious award winning thin guy in films like Moneyball. But it really hasn’t been that successful for him. For a while he was looking good, and we all thought maybe he’d be able to pull the transition off. Then he realized he’d never be Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio, so he ate his feelings of inadequacy in Ring Dings and White Castle.
While shuffling around Los Angeles, probably wondering why no one appreciates his dramatic talents, a few paparazzi decided to start filming Jonah and ask him some questions. Hill, being the super nice guy that he normally is when not reading lines off a script, didn’t really give the guys much of his time or attention. So, as they bid adieu, the paps decided to mock Hill on his less than stellar choice of clothing.
Apparently, Hill didn’t find the comment funny, and when the photographers told him to have a nice day, he finally decided to unleash his rage and told them to “Suck my dick, you f____.” I personally always find it amusing when someone tries to insult you by calling you gay, while within the same line asking you to perform a gay act on them. Because that makes loads of sense.
The next day on Howard Stern, Hill went on and actually manned up and admitted he did say the offending line. Stern told him that he didn’t really need to cop to it, since you couldn’t really hear Jonah on film. But, to Hill’s credit, he not only didn’t deny what he said, he totally took full responsibility for it. And sounded pretty legit in his apology.
“I’m upset, because, from the day I was born, and publicly, I’ve been a gay rights activist….To give it some context, not excusing what I said in any way, this person had been following me around all day, had been saying hurtful things about my family, really hurtful thing about me personally, and I played into exactly what he wanted and lost my cool. And in that moment, I said a disgusting word, that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people.’
Jonah did then also plays the “I have gay friends!” card, which is eye roll worthy, but pretty typical to throw in when trying to prove just how cool you are with other people (see: Justin Bieber and the “I have black friends” line after his racist shit came out).
Hill then proceeded to garner a little more sympathy his way with the following line:
“I think I am pretty good at making movies but I am not good at being a famous person.”
I mean, I think the first half of that line is questionable, but the second half is spot on. Now will come extra PSAs on gay alliance, and a cover story on some magazine with his gay BFF. I personally will only forgive him when he stops trying to be the fat Brad and comes out with Superbad 2.