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Charles Barkley

Fat Groups FURIOUS

Over Anti-Obese Comments

5/7/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
221 COMMENTS

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16.

Gretel    

I guess Mr Barkley is tired of having only fat girls willing to put out to his old ass.

168 days ago
17.

JD    

Do you guys need a hug? Go bitch about something more important. It was hilarious.

168 days ago
18.

Larry Gardner    

I am THE BIGGEST SAN ANTONIO FAN not to live in S.A. - Charles should NOT apologies, but instead open a franchise in S.A. called CHARLES's CHUNKY CHURROS!!!!!!!

168 days ago
19.

frankie805    

Man there is a group for everything nowadays. The group for left handed people, living west of the mississippi and drives fiat association of america.

168 days ago
20.

T bone    

I have 45 minutes of calls from Charles saying things about obese people STUPID

168 days ago
21.

Queen.of.the.Obvious    

Didn't this guy get arrested after getting pulled over for a traffic violation while frantically chasing after a hooker to get some head? Why take anything he says or does seriously?

168 days ago
22.

Queen.of.the.Obvious    

And lmfao @ "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance" I mean really, that's the best title they could think of?

168 days ago
23.

Stace.    

LOL. Don't apologize Barkley! Well deserved. If there's an organization for big people, you're basically embracing your weight.

168 days ago
24.

truth    

I never knew there was an organization like that out there. People are just too sensitive. Obesity is a definite problem in the U.S. They should do something about losing the weight and not give up on themselves. There are too many obese people who don't care anymore and that's why jokes will always be said. Hey Charles, you forgot to mention New York!

168 days ago
25.

Mike    

You would think for a fat, black man he would be more sensitive. But I am sure his perspective is distorted since he is famous, hot women throw themselves at him . I agree the women in Texas are on the larger size in general but it was his d-bag way of stating it. No funny, Sir Charles.

168 days ago
26.

LoriM    

Funny!!!

168 days ago
27.

01void    

Has he ever looked at himself, he has always been on the heavy side, what a dumb a$$.

168 days ago
28.

Madelaine J    

Omygoodness! It was funny! And I'm chubby! It's funny!!!!

168 days ago
29.

FunnyChance    

Kenny and Shaq called him Fat Chuck after the game... And he didn't cry about it .... When I was fat people made fun of me and I lost weight... Why don't go tell Mcdonalds to start selling salads for cheap and not double cheeseburgers

168 days ago
30.

Sue79    

No one can take a joke these days, I swear. So what if he made a fat joke.

168 days ago
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