When multiple obesity groups came out last week and demanded that Charles Barkley apologize for his recent comments about fat women in San Antonio, we knew Chuck was probably sitting at home laughing hysterically. His reaction to the cries for an apology has confirmed that.
During Sunday night’s “Inside the NBA” telecast, Barkley made it clear that there is no apology coming.
“If you don’t like me or the show, turn it off,” he said, via For the Win. “And they want me to apologize. That’s not going to happen. That’s not gonna happen. You all can write letters to your momma, your daddy, your uncle. I’m going to have fun on television. You know that I’m joking around. But if y’all waiting on me to apologize, hell gonna freeze over.”
Shaq, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith all burst out laughing at Barkley’s defiance, which will likely infuriate the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Sir Charles has been singing the same tune about overweight women in San Antonio for a years, and he’s not going to stop anytime soon. Demanding an apology only brings further attention to him, which we all know he loves.