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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!
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L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

This DOUSCHBAG should shut his mouth!

138 days ago
2.

Rigby    

Well Texas is the fatest state...... So he was stating facts. Hahahahaha 😭

138 days ago
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strunz2318    

Charles is offensive? Have you read your headline? "Fat groups?" That's not offensive? I'm sure "no one on your staff" wrote it.

138 days ago
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Yontae    

Did she really just compare "body size" to skin color?

138 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

They need to shut their fat azzes up. Fat people are not only unhealthy but they look like crap

138 days ago
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zombie    

This is the same dude so outraged over Sterling's comments yet insults fat people. Love the hypocrisy of the P.C crowd. As long as they are not the targets of bashing it is o.k to bash others. I hope the fatties and women give this dude hell. By the way, Old Chuck doesn't look like he has missed too many meals. Before calling others fat he might look in the mirror.

138 days ago
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Skit    

Hey everyone, Lets get him fired and sued like all the other celebs that say something everyone doesnt agree with. Or people can just learn to brush things off they dont agree with

138 days ago
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Skit    

And screw Fat acceptance... Get on a fcuking diet you fatties and start taking care of yourself. Either that or you'll get a visit from Dr. Diabetes

138 days ago
9.

Skip    

He also said this obese people..

http://youtu.be/lK6w1TZSA4Q?t=6m24s

138 days ago
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Leila    

Charles, look in the mirror. Some people might not think you're great to look at either. You sound like a very insensitive guy!

138 days ago
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RD    

Everyone is just so sensitive now days. You can't say anything about anyone anymore. People just find offense to everything now days. I am NOT sorry if my post offends someone.

138 days ago
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truthtalks    

Charles is a fat **** up himself! nba player has been

138 days ago
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H8Kardash    

Its ok to joke about skinny people and talk crap about how skinny and bad they look but its not ok to do it to a fat person?? Someone brings up how skinny someone is and nobody says anything, but the minute someone says the word fat all hell breaks loose!

138 days ago
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Pennyjude    

I'm from Texas, and SA is a city full of fatties. If you don't like being called fat, put the fork down and get off your ass.

138 days ago
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Veronica    

You're born your race. You are not born fat. Comparing the two is idiotic.

138 days ago
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