No one likes to joke around more on air than Charles Barkley.
But the fat lady is close to singing on his sports broadcasting career.
That’s because Charles Barkley found himself about to get canceled by a bunch of fat women.
Cancel culture has been on a rampage recently.
You can’t make a joke without triggering someone and getting canceled.
And Charles Barkley learned this the hard way recently.
His crime to the woke mob: joking about fat women.
For years, Barkley has joked about fat women down in San Antonio.
Now, through the years, fat women have gone by many aliases including Big Bertha, Fat Bottomed Girls, and Rosie O’Donnell.
But Barkley likes to refer to nutritionally challenged women as “Big Ol’ Women.”
And he likes to talk about how these “Big Ol’ Women” down in San Antonio make him look skinny.
Not to mention his Victoria Secret joke.
You can see many of his comments on “Big Ol’ Women” from San Antonio in the video below:
But his joking days are over.
Charles Barkley went on Washington, D.C.’s “The Fan” radio station and claimed that executives at Turner Broadcasting told him that he couldn’t joke anymore about the Big Ol’ Women down in San Antonio.
Barkley said, “If you crack a joke the wrong way they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, you crossed the line.’ I mean, they won’t even let me talk about San Antonio anymore when I’m always talking about their big ol’ women down in San Antonio.”
Barkley continued to air his frustration, “They’re like, ‘Charles, we got one lady [who] wrote an article.’ “I’m like, ‘First of all, I didn’t call anybody personally fat in San Antonio; I was just joking around. […] We’ve been having fun with this for probably 10–15 years. We go to San Antonio; the people are having a blast with it. The people in San Antonio had T-shirts made up.”
Then he went after the woke mob that is trying to cancel everybody these days.
He stated that, “You can’t even have fun nowadays without these characters trying to get you canceled and things like that. I’m trying to hang on for another couple of years until I’m 60, and then they can kiss my ass.”
Hopefully, Charles Barkley can continue to crack jokes, including about those fat women down in San Antonio, while commentating on the NBA.
Because let’s be honest, a large segment of those who watch the NBA on Turner Broadcasting are just there to watch Barkley be himself.