Actor Sean Penn is notorious for his dislike of paparazzi invading his life. He’s been charged with attacking them, and breaking their equipment in the past. However, his 19-year-old son Hopper Penn took it to a whole new level Tuesday, when approached by an African-American photographer.
As Hopper was following his dad into a medical building, he lost his temper, TMZ reports. While Sean ignored the photographers, Hopper rammed into one of them. When the photog told him he shouldn’t do that, Hopper replied “F*** you!” before using a gay slur, calling him a “f***ing f*****.”
As Hopper continued to walk into the building, he threw out the slur again as the photog questioned who taught him to talk like that. As Hopper rounded the corner he added a racial slur to his tirade, shouting, “Shut up, you f***ing n*****!” Police happened to be in the area, but when they approached the photographer, he informed them it was just a verbal exchange and no laws were broken.
Hopper addressed the situation, saying, “I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions,” adding, “I deeply regret my choice of words.”