Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Charles Barkley mocks women of San Antonio with non-apology – New York Post


In the words of Justin Bieber, it may be too late now to say sorry, Charles Barkley.

Three years after insulting San Antonio’s female population as “big ol’ women” with a love for churros, Barkley, 54, declared he was ready to apologize during Monday’s episode of “Inside the NBA.” Sort of.

“I want to apologize to the women of San Antonio,” Barkley began, per For the Win, before the Spurs and Rockets tipped off Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal.

“Ernie [Johnson], I had churros last night. I see what all the excitement is about! I had churros last night. Man … them damn things good, Ernie. Them churros good. I see why they got all them big ol’ women down in San Antonio.”

Barkley came under fire in 2014 for mocking the women of the Texas city on-air, saying, “There are some big ol’ women down there.” He later added, “That’s a gold mine for Weight Watchers,” and “They can’t wear no Victoria’s Secret down there.”

Following the ill-received comments, Elizabeth Zavala of the San Antonio Express-News blasted the former NBA star in a lengthy essay published in May 2014.

“Seriously, did you think you’d make your wife, your daughter proud? What would your momma say? Or, how about the women who run Weight Watchers? Don’t they write you a check, spokesman?,” Zavala wrote.

“Listen, Round Mound of Rebound, you are not skinny, and you are no Tim Duncan. But, the women of San Antonio won’t despair.”



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