Round Mound of Rebound Angers Fat Groups by Slamming San Antonio Women

Round Mound of Rebound Angers Fat Groups by Slamming San Antonio Women

Two obesity organizations want Charles Barkley to apologize for comments he made about fat women in San Antonio on Inside the NBA.

Appearing on a roundtable discussion with host Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kenny Smith, the Round Mound of Rebound said there were some “Big ol’ women down there,” “San Antonio is a gold mine for Weight Watchers,” and “Victoria is definitely a secret [in San Antonio] … they can’t wear no Victoria’s Secret down there.”

Spokesperson Peggy Howell of The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance told TMZ Sports, “Making slurs about body size is just as offensive as making comments about body color. 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 echoed, “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.”

The transcript of the conversation follows:

Barkley: I’m gonna get all the free Nike stuff I want; if I go to San Antonio, I’m gonna get a bunch of Churros.

Smith: What kind of women are in San Antonio?

Barkley: Oh, there’s some big ol’ women down there.

Smith: Why would you say that?

Barkley: That’s a gold mine for weight watchers.

Smith: Why would you say that?

Ernie Johnson: Why does every conversation about San Antonio eventually come around to…

Smith: Do they have Spandexes there?

Barkley: Oh, no. And Victoria is definitely a secret.

Smith: Oh, man …

Barkley: They can’t wear no Victoria Secret down there. It’s a secret. Big ol’ women …

Ernie Johnson: Charles, all you’re trying to do right now…

Shaq: It’s a gold mine, Chuck, for Weight Watchers?

Barkley: Down there they’re wearing bloomers. They wear big ol’ bloomers down there …ain’t nothing skippy down in San Antonio, Shaq.

Smith: Charles, you like the RiverWalk?

Barkley: That’s a creek. That ain’t a river. C’mon, man. That ain’t no river.

Ernie Johnson: There’s a drive, way back…

Barkley: C’mon, man, that’s a creek. A dirty creek, I might add. Ernie, would you eat fish out of there?

Ernie Johnson: Nobody eats fish out of there.

Barkley: That’s my point. If it was a river you’d eat fish out of it.

Smith: You might eat fish out of there.

Ernie Johnson: There’s a reason we don’t do any of these between-game shows.