Sean Penn’s son lost it on a Black photographer, calling him the n-word, yesterday. Hopper Penn was following his father into a medical building in Beverly Hills, Calif., when he was approached by the paparazzi.
The teenager not only yelled “f**k you ni**er” to the photographer, but also called him a “fa**ot.”
Sean Penn’s son handled a paparazzo in Beverly Hills today much the way his father used to … violently ramming the photog — and also calling the guy a “f***ot” and a “n***er.”
19-year-old Hopper Penn was following his dad into a medical building when he got into the altercation with an African-American photographer (not TMZ’s).The nuclear exchange was all caught on tape … Hopper gets up in the photog’s face, pushing him, then says, “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 the commotion. Law enforcement sources tell us, officers asked what happened … but the photog said it was just a verbal argument, and he didn’t want to press charges.
When asked of the incident, Hopper maintained that he was being harassed. “I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal – threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions,” he told TMZ. Hopper also said that he “deeply” regrets his “choice of words.”
The elder Penn has also flipped out on the paparazzi before, but is known for his acting as his activism. In wake of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he volunteered his time and resources to aid both areas. The Oscar winner has yet to respond to his son’s comments.
See video of the run-in below.