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Barkley Rips Masters Head -- He's an 'Uncle Tom'

4/9/2010 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Barkley has resorted to racial insults in his attack on the guy who runs the Masters -- comparing Billy Payne to a slave-driving plantation owner after Payne ripped Tiger Woods over the scandal.



Barkley -- who used to be pretty tight with Woods -- went on Fox Sports Radio yesterday and said, "You got this punk ass Billy Payne who goes on TV ... for him to get on there and act like he's all Uncle Tom, he's the master on the plantation, that piss me off."

Barkley added, "I wish somebody would just walk up to him and punch him in his face."

Earlier this week, Payne mentioned Tiger in his news conference saying, "Our hero did not live up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children."

Historical Fun Fact!
-- White people generally aren't called "Uncle Tom" ... because "Uncle Tom" was black.

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91.

zippy    

Barkley is a low life, he is one of the many reasons we should bring back slavery,and flogging of the slaves to get his mouth back in order,besides, who really cares what barkley has to say? like he isnt all that important cept in his own mind,

1597 days ago
92.

Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

I always liked Barkley but I didn't know he was racist. Payne would have said the same thing if Tiger were white, purple or green. Perhaps someone should ask Charles how he feels about Tiger only having affairs with white women? Nobody has dwelled on that have they? Why? Because this isn't about race. It's about infidelity. The day will come when he wishes he'd never said this.
Charles is a role model for a lot of kids. He let them down with this racist BS.

1597 days ago
93.

Al    

I agree with Sir Charles. This Payne Punk is a known RACIST.

1597 days ago
94.

FOR REAL    

teamsters quick to go after my post ha. why didn`t you go after #73 post perfect example of what i`am talking about nothings change.black or white sweetie same oh same oh no name calling here.

1597 days ago
95.

JD WENT    

Tiger played out his staged Hollywood comeback to a T. Say you have sinned (visit your GURU or mention a higher power), and admit yourself to Rehab. Tiger does not have golf etiquette as he throws his clubs and curses. The bad behavior that the true legends of the game would never display. The Masters guy gave Tiger a howler because he doesn't want golf to be associated with the low-standards other sports and the media have accepted as being ok. The buck stops in the South and before it looked like Tiger was going to step off the stage and come back without impunity just wasn't in the cards.

1597 days ago
96.

tim    

a black man hollering racism??? who would have thought.

1597 days ago
97.

FOR REAL    

teamsters #74not #73

1597 days ago
98.

PolarBear    

BARKLEY - READ MY LIPS, YOU MORON >>> TIGER WOODS IS THE SLAVE AND NIKE IS HIS MASTER.

NIKE opens a can of whoopass. Tiger bends over and hands over the rights to the memory of his father to Nike and Nike destroys it in 15 seconds.

NIKE has staff post comments in blogs to deny that Tiger ever did anything wrong and that we should all just forget it, the mistresses are all responsible for Tiger's actions, Elin is evil and controlling and all sorts of completely backward NONSENSE.

NO UNCLE TOM EXISTS IN THIS SITUATION:

Billy Payne an "Uncle Tom"? Nope, you've got entirely backwards, as would any petty, self-obsessed degenerate. How? Here:

from Wikipedia......."Uncle Tom is a pejorative term for a black person who is perceived by others as behaving in a subservient manner to white authority figures, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommodation.[1] The term comes from the title character of American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Critical and popular views of both the character and the novel have shifted over time,[2] leading to the shift in the term's use."

The term originally referred to a very strong and independent-minded slave (in a book), but the term now means someone who shows weakness and who caves. Tiger and Nike? Looks like it!

Tiger Woods is an arrogant, serial user and abuser who is a controlling, manipulative prick who can't be trusted in personal affairs. The term "Uncle Tom" doesn't apply to either Billy Payne or Tiger Woods in it's current usage by YOU at the Masters. ERROR BY IRRELEVANCE!

In the word's original usage, only Tiger would be the candidate, yet nowhere has Tiger met with oppression, he's been in the world of golf and accepted, encouraged and supported throughout. With NIKE, however, it might be seen as developing differently.

"Uncle Tom" doesn't apply to anyone here. Barkley! Are you paying attention? Crap-head loser, wake up!

Have some more LSD, Barkley, you're a moron.

1597 days ago
99.

dlara61    

To Number 6 - Justsaying. I think you are absolutely right. Parents should be the role model. Honesty, I really don't care who Tiger sleeps with he still a great golfer, and I'm still a fan. Oh and I am my childrens role model.

1597 days ago
100.

PolarBear    

All those steroid athletes have warped personalities.

1597 days ago
101.

Booo    

What an A$$clown!!! Barkley has always been all mouth and NO brains!!

1597 days ago
102.

Thunder Thighs    

Charles Barkley is a SCUM BAG!

1597 days ago
103.

PolarBear    

Barkley is angry that Tiger got caught at it.

1597 days ago
104.

Yaya    

Tiger Woods acted like a putz.
Charles Barkley got hit upside the head with too many ballz.

1597 days ago
105.

Pistol    

Whatever. If Tiger has always thrown temper tantrums while competing, why was he ever considered a role model?

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