Like father, like son.

Sean Penn has been a long-standing hater of the paparazzi. He even dangled one off a ninth floor hotel balcony in China back in the '80s. Now it seems he has passed that hatred on down to his children, because his son Hopper just gave one hell of a first impression to the press. While heading into a medical building, the teenager went on a racist, homophobic tirade at a photographer snapping pics of him.

After pushing the black photographer on his way into the building, Hopper flipped the man off and yelled, "F*** you ... you're a f***ing f***ot ... shut up you f***ing n***er."

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Wow. Just wow.

After posting video of the altercation, TMZ asked Hopper for his side of the story. While apologizing for his behavior and acknowledging that he did "deeply regret my choice of words," Hopper felt that it took two to tango. “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.

Of course, he's hardly the first or last bratty celebrity child to come into existence. Clint Eastwood's daughter Francesca burned a $100,000 handbag for kicks last year, Kelly Osbourne was known as a royal pain in the ass long before reforming herself as a fashion expert... and let's not even get started on Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa.

What do you think of Hopper's tirade?

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