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Charles Barkley

I Refuse to Apologize

For Ripping Fat Women!

5/12/2014 5:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Charles Barkley says HELL WILL FREEZE OVER before he apologizes to the fat community for making fun of the large women of San Antonio ... claiming, "That's not gonna happen."

Barkley came under fire from MULTIPLE obesity organizations after he went on "Inside the NBA" and said S.A. is a "gold mine" for Weight Watchers because the women there are so huge. 

But last night, Sir Charles addressed the situation head on -- saying, "They want me to apologize? That's not gonna happen."

In fact, Charles doubled-down on the fat jokes ... and took even more shots ... telling his critics if they don't like what he's saying on the show, "Turn it off."

Big boned people .... your move.

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1.

Patrick     

NBA is also a gold mine for black folks.

112 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Good, fat people are disgusting, unhealthy and annoying. They're delusional about what they've done to themselves

112 days ago
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Annette    

Why even bother to talk about fat women on an NBA show? The NBA does not have a good reputation for dealing with women. Female players are paid much less and then there are all the sex scandals and domestic abuse cases. He is doing a great job of reinforcing the stereotype that NBA guys have.

Everyone knows that being fat is unhealthy. And every woman who is fat knows that most other people consider her disgusting. Mean comments just make him look like a bully. It is easy to pick on fat people, but I wonder how he would feel about comments about black people.

112 days ago
4.

Blockboy720    

Way to go Charles.

112 days ago
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abby_in_austin    

we didn't stand for this by Michael Richards in 2006 in a small club, why should we stand for Barkley's fat bashing on national TV in 2014 -- after all his "joke" is over 4 yrs old. Give me basketball analysis, not fat bashing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoLPLsQbdt0

112 days ago
6.

Bill    

Charles should be banned for life from owning a "Pretty and Plump" franchise.

112 days ago
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jacqueline    

Charles is overweight himself.whyhe never critical of men for being over weight.women spend to much time trying to control there weight for dumb ass men like barkley.

112 days ago
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Joe Blowe    

And if a white, right-wing TV anchor had said the same they'd be fired right now, or severely reprimanded

112 days ago
9.

Barry    

lol

112 days ago
10.

isa    

He is one to talk since he so fit.

112 days ago
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PrettyboiGQ     

I live in San Antonio and there are some obese women here (actually a lot) Lol but not everyone is fat...

112 days ago
12.

Factual    

So Barkley can criticize others on how they look but Sterling cannot? Right. Got it.

112 days ago
13.

LoveDontLiveHere    

The killer is that this fat bastard once was a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. However, as u can tell by the bloated video of him above, he no longer is. I think he may be suffering from the Shallow Hal syndrome.

112 days ago
14.

Tina    

And the fat women of San Antonio will not stop ripping bald former and current NBA players with multiple baby mamas.

112 days ago
15.

kingcarl    

Leave the fat chicks alone!

112 days ago
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