Sean Penn's Son Blasts Paparazzo With N-Word and Gay Slur

Hopper issued an apology.  

Posted: 03/27/2013 09:00 AM EDT
Sean Penn, Hopper Penn

Like father, like son. 

Sean Penn's son popped off on a paparazzo yesterday, but went way farther than his father ever did by hurling racial and homophobic slurs at the shutterbug. 

TMZ reports that Hopper Penn, 19, blew up at a paparazzo in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, shoving him violently and calling the photographer, who is Black, a "f----t" and a "n----r." The unsavory altercation was caught on tape and caught the attention of law enforcement officers who were stationed nearby. 

When questioned by the cops about the incident, the photographer described it as a verbal argument and told officers he didn't want to press charges. 

The teenager later apologized, telling TMZ he "deeply" regretted his use of words. "I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal, but that does not condone my actions," he stated. "I deeply regret my choice of words. 

This can't be good for Oscar winner Penn, an ardent activist who has raised awareness and funds for New Orleans and Haiti. 

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