Sean Penn's son handled a paparazzi guy in Beverly Hills Tuesday about as badly as anyone ever has, ramming him and calling him a "f***ot" and a "n***er."
Hopper Penn, 19, was following his famous dad into a medical building yesterday when he got into an altercation with an African-American photographer.
Sean Penn kept his head down and walked in without a word.
Hopper followed moments later, shoved the guy pretty much out of the blue and began yelling, "F*** you ... you're a f***ing f***ot ... shut up you f***ing n***er."
Cops happened to be nearby at the time and heard this.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the celebrity news photographer said it was just a verbal dispute, and he didn't want to press charges.
Hopper Penn later said, “I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal, threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions."
"I deeply regret my choice of words.”
Sean Penn, who was sentenced to three years probation for kicking a photographer in '09, clearly learned his lesson ... one he might want to pass along.