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A very emotional and distraught Jonah Hill used his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to make a public apology for a homophobic insult he made towards a paparazzo over the weekend.

The “22 Jump Street” actor lost it after being followed and insulted by a paparazzo in LA. When insulted about his outfit, he finally lashed out, telling the photographer to, “suck my d–k, you f—-t.”

While on the Tonight Show, Hill interrupted Fallon to address the controversy, asking if it was okay to say a few things. He went on to explain that the paparazzo had been insulting his family and harassing him, and when he finally decided to insult him back, he used the meanest and most hurtful word he could think of.

“I think that doesn’t matter, how you mean things doesn’t matter — words have weight and meaning. The word I chose was grotesque and no one deserves to say or hear words like that,” Hill said, while near tears. “My heart’s broken and I am genuinely and deeply sorry to anyone who has ever been affected by that term in their life.”

Hill insisted that he’s not looking or deserving of forgiveness. “Use me as an example of what not to do,” he urged, “and don’t respond with hatred or anger. Because you’re just adding more ugliness to the world.”

What do you think — does he deserve to be forgiven? His apology definitely seems genuine to me.