Charles Barkley’s Fun Is Over, Thanks To Cancel Culture – The Federalist

Posted: June 18, 2021 at 7:41 am

Former Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley has to table the fat jokes, thanks to heightened social sensitivities and looming cancel culture.

They wont even let me talk about San Antonio anymore! You know, when Im always talking about them big ol women down in San Antonio? Barkley told Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Mondays Grant and Danny show on 106.7 The Fan. The comments came after Turner Network Television (TNT), Barkleys network, put a stop to his jokes about San Antonio women, he said.

Barkley has been criticized formaking jokes about overweight women in San Antonio in the past. To be fair, San Antonio was ranked among the fattest cities in the U.S., and Barkley routinely makes jokes about his own weight as well. But as he pointed out on Monday, Barkley hasnt called anyone personally fat. Nevertheless, TNT has stifled Barkleys jokes, to create a more mindful presence on the show.

Theyre coming for your head, and a lot of our bosses are cowards, Barkley said. I said, Context matters. Theyre like, Context doesnt matter. I said, Thats total B.S. Context always has to matter. But now, if you crack a joke the wrong way, theyre like, Oh, no, no, no, no. You crossed a line.

Barkley has a long track record of being a controversial yet hilarious figure. The NBA analyst regularly makes jokes about women, health, medical conditions, and more jokes that cancel culture usually viciously attacks. According to Barkley, he has to watch what he says, or else.

Thats all we ever talk about behind the scenes now, like, be careful of going in this direction, Barkley said. Im like, yo man, we cant even have fun anymore. Weve had fun all these years and now all of a sudden in the last year and a half everybody is trying to get everybody fired and it really sucks.

In 58-year-old Barkleys many years of unfiltered controversial comments, hes never been canceled. But the pressure from politically correct people and the cancel culture mob could ruin his NBA on TNT show by stripping the fun from it.

You cant even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things like that, Barkley said. Im trying to hang on for another couple years until Im 60 and then they can kiss my ass.

Haley Strack is an intern at The Federalist and a student at Hillsdale College studying politics and journalism.

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