Omar Gooding became livid when a fellow restaurant patron called him out for chastising a restaurant employee in Las Vegas because his pizza wasn't ready yet, witnesses on the scene told TMZ.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the brother of actor Cuba Gooding Jr. can be seen and heard getting angry and going into a homophobic verbal assault in a food court/bar area of the Rio in Las Vegas around 3 a.m. Omar can also be heard goading the man, who claims to be a police officer, to go ahead and arrest him.
The actor uses some heavy expletives and yells the homophobic "f-word" two times — and he also calls the man a "retard" — as security guards begin to gather to quell the situation.
According to TMZ, the "Family Time" star ordered a pizza and started to belittle the restaurant employee when he felt that it was taking too long for his order to arrive. That's when a fellow patron stepped in to tell Omar to calm it down — but that only set him off.
TMZ spoke to Omar, who told them that it was late and so was his food, so "who wouldn't be a little impatient?" He also says that apologies were later offered from all parties involved, including the guy who tried to help the employee.
"By no means am I a hater or homophobic," he added. "My apologies for the offensive language, but that does not define who I am … we calmly communicated, worked it out and all was forgiven."
Apparently, there was no official report of the situation and no arrests were made.