Published March 28, 2013
Like father, like son.
Sean Penn’s 19-year-old son Hopper apparently has a lot in common with his dad when it comes to his feelings about the paparazzi.
The younger Penn seems to be angered by the paparazzi as he walks with his father into a building and begins cursing at one of the photographers. After pushing the African American photog, Hopper shouts a string of curses and insults at him, calling him a n***er and a f***ot.
According to TMZ, cops nearby came to chat with the photographer after overhearing the commotion, but the paparazzo declined to press charges.
The offensive outburst is something Hopper regrets, he told TMZ.
“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 said. "I deeply regret my choice of words.”
Hopper’s father was sentenced to three years probation in 2009 after his altercation with a paparazzo. The actor was also sentenced to 60 days in jail back in 1987 for assaulting a photographer on a film set. He served 33 days of that sentence.