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[tmz]Charles Barkley comments on San Antonio

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tinman, May 7, 2014.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    [tmz]Charles Barkley comments on San Antonio (updated with last nights video)

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/07/charles-barkley-fat-groups-furious-over-anti-obese-comments/#continued

    Two powerful obesity organizations are having a hard time stomaching Charles Barkley's offensive comments about fat women in San Antonio ... and now they're calling for Sir Charles to apologize.
    Barkley lashed out against the big boned community in S.A. on "Inside the NBA" last night -- saying, "Some big ol' women down there ... that's a gold mine for Weight Watchers."

    He also said, "Victoria is definitely a secret [in San Antonio] ... they can't wear no Victoria's Secret down there."

    The statements are not sitting well with the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance which is now calling for Chuck to apologize, ASAP.

    "Making slurs about body size is just as offensive as making comments about body color," spokesperson Peggy Howell tells TMZ Sports.

    "One would think being a black man, he'd be more sensitive to having his physical body criticized. It's totally out of line. He should absolutely apologize."

    The President of the Obesity Action Coalition has also issued a statement expressing "extreme disappointment" with Charles.

    "As a former NBA player and sports entertainment figure, Mr. Barkley should encourage equality and respect among society and not look to shame or segment one population because of their size."

    "Obesity is a serious medical condition and not a joking matter."

    We reached out to Charles for comment -- so far, no word back.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/07/charl...rious-over-anti-obese-comments/#ixzz313lG8QXz

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  2. shastarocket

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    Good thing this isn't a running joke or anything
     
  3. tinman

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    it's kenny's fault for saying "what kind of women are there in san antonio"
     
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    "Obesity is a serious medical condition and not a joking matter."

    LOL maybe to some people but most people are fat by choice. :rolleyes: parkinson's is a serious medical condition. you can't choose to have or not have parkinson's.

    barkley and the rest of the tnt crew are basically comedians paid not only give sports "analysis" but to entertain. if that's the case why not go after all comedians for their subject matter?
     
  5. shastarocket

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    A serious medical condition is exactly that; choice is irrelevant
     
  6. Cannonball

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    I thought fat people could talk about fat people? Do they not know Chuck if fat?
     
  7. tinman

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    the reason why this is funny and shaq is laughing is that it is true

    there's no fat women jokes about portland or miami
     
  8. roksoer

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    "Making slurs about body size is just as offensive as making comments about body color,"

    That's the most ridiculous statement I've read in a long time.
     
  9. scolandry1

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    Some of the women in San Antonio are overnourished.
     
  10. Air Langhi

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    National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

    Is this a joke? Being Fat is not good.
     
  11. Launch Pad

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    Makes you wonder if anyone ever tries to go on a diet to "lose race" ... :rolleyes:
     
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    ^^this
     
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    isn't he a Weight Watchers spokesperson himself?

    WW and Victoria's Secret execs are likely cracking up at this
     
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    rofl @ victoria's secret line. that was actually pretty good.
     
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    They do know that Charles is/ was commonly referred to as 'the round mound of rebound', right?
     
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    Ask any physician what they think of "Fat Acceptance" LOL.
    Bad eating habits and laziness is not something to applaud. Not speaking of those that have medical illnesses that cause them to put on weight.
     
  18. t_mac1

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    Charles should do stand up. I tune into Inside the NBA just for him.
     
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    i love how barkley of all people is making fun of fat people. Pot calling the kettle black dont ya think?
     
  20. B-Bob

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    Is there an association to promote smoking and lung cancer acceptance? Hope not.

    It's nearly the same thing, in terms of health implications.

    I thought it was actually funny in that Charles is right at obese himself. I thought that was part of the joke.
     

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