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Sean Penn’s son, Hopper, 19, got into a heated altercation with an African American paparazzo, hurling racist and homophobic remarks at him.
Hopper was unwillingly getting his photograph taken by paparazzi in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, when he violently shot back.
According to TMZ, Hopper was with his famous dad, walking into a medical building, when he began to yell "F*** you ... you're a f***ing f***ot ... shut up you f***ing n***er” at the paparazzo while getting in his face and shoving him.
Hopper later told TMZ of his actions, “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.”
There were police nearby the incident just as a coincidence, and the cops talked to the paparazzo at the other end of the confrontation. He said he didn’t wish to press charges and that it was simply a verbal argument that transpired.
Hopper’s father, Sean Penn, was not involved this time but he famously got sentenced to three years of probation for his own verbal altercation with a paparazzo over three years ago.
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