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Charles Barkley responds to criticism over San Antonio fat jokes “some big ol’ women down there” {VIDEO}

Critics of his comments had said that as an African American he should know better than to mock body appearance. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Critics of his comments had said that as an African American he should know better than to mock body appearance. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
Never one to shy away from controversial comments, NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley took the opportunity on Sunday night to address the criticism he’s received in light of on-air comments he made last week about obese women in San Antonio.
Barkley had said on the nationally televised broadcast last week that San Antonio is a “gold mine for weight-watchers,” that there are “some big ol’ women down there” and “Victoria is definitely a secret [in San Antonio] … they can’t wear no Victoria’s Secret down there.”
Activists groups including the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance called for his immediate apology, but on Sunday night, Barkley said flat out, “that’s not going to happen.”
“I’m just gonna have fun on TV. You know I’m joking … some of you people don’t like my sense of humor. Here’s what I gotta say. Turn off your damn television. I’m not gonna change.”
Footage of Barkley responding to his critics on Sunday:

 

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Comment by Kenneth Peterson on August 28, 2014 at 9:15am

Why would a fat person care about a fat person calling them fat in the first place ?

Comment by Connie on June 14, 2014 at 1:21pm
Too much politics out there, leave it out of comedy and Sports. Damn, folks get uptight and sensitive for everything, no wonder they are so many ignorant fools running around. The word "Joke", was created for a reason, but folks dont like whent its use for its purpose. Lighten up and chill.
Comment by Big Woman on June 2, 2014 at 11:39pm
More like dumb ass ignorant negro him and his ilk.Put downs, insults are what I would expect from old marbles in the mouth Barkley.
Not to bright but he has the mic. Sponsors don't like when you insult the buying audience.
Comment by Empress of Jah on June 1, 2014 at 7:41pm
I say tell it like it is!!
Comment by The Future on May 30, 2014 at 8:23pm
@mr1stroke, Oh that he does and doesn't care if you like it or not, yeah that's a good thing.
Comment by mr1stroke on May 30, 2014 at 7:38pm

@The Future that is nothing new every one in America black or white know he is a house negroe, but we must admit he always speaks his opinion

Comment by The Future on May 30, 2014 at 7:20pm
This clown been a house n****, like forever, I take it none of ya'll watch basketball to much. This n**** praise stern for everything like that f** owned them players, absolute house n****...
Comment by mr1stroke on May 30, 2014 at 4:08pm

now this is what we call a man a true man,i  have always learn from my folks a man do not apologize when he is right, but can be man enough to stand up to face the consequences when wrong, these days every negroes are out there apologizing to the gay community, either a white man on tv apologizing to black folks because they say something ignorant or a black man on tv apologizing to the gay community ever when they are right, im not a fan of Barkley every time but one thing is that he always own his action, so well done the dollar dont make the man its the character that attract the dollar, some of you want to be men can learn from him

Comment by Robert on May 30, 2014 at 12:54pm
Funny stuff, but he's right there are big women in San Antonio..
Comment by damon e. on May 30, 2014 at 11:59am
Thats my mans, right there....say what he feels, no regrets....#CB34

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