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Charles Barkley Calls Weight Watchers A Scam; Forgets Mic Is On

Charles Barkley NEVER ceases to amaze and astound us. His on-air commentary is crazy and funny and usually direct and to-the-point. BUT his off-camera remarks are downright astonishing!

Open mouth: insert foot.

During a commercial break during the January 5th Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat game, Charles Barkley made some “interesting” remarks about Weight Watchers (who’s paying him handsomely, I might add).

Watch the video:

Wow! Did he really say that? Yes he did! It’s almost hard to watch and I wonder if the Weight Watchers ads will be pulled as a result of those comments.

He’s really saying that him getting paid for losing weight is an easy job, just like being a sports analyst. Unfortunately “scam” is the word he used. Unfortunately, perception is reality and when you’re a national spokesperson, you have to choose your words carefully because perception is reality. Add to that the comments about the Hawks and it’s just—just—Charles.

In the meantime, I’d give this piece of advice to ‘Sir Charles’ that I learned a long time ago:


Your JGF,

~Angela Davis

Special thanks to Black Sports Online for the video

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