Actor Jonah Hill is facing a potential backlash after he allegedly hurled a homophobic slur at a photographer.

The Wolf of Wall Street star was being snapped in Los Angeles over the weekend (31May-01Jun14) when one paparazzo commented on the actor's colourful shorts.

Following the quip, Hill growled: "Suck my d**k, you f**got."

The outburst was caught on camera by Hill has yet to comment on the video.