Charles Barkley is known for the interesting way he says things. Some of those phrases have taken on a new meaning and can be contributed to him. One popular go-to for Sr. Charles has to go away for good.

Barkley is no longer allowed to talk about “big ole women” anymore. This was an edict that he claims was sent down from the higher-ups at Inside The NBA. An article from My San Antonio took a shot at Barkley for “fat shaming” women with his comment and that sparked this controversy.

While speaking to 106.7 The Fan, Barkley explained that he was told that the “big ole women” comments can’t happen anymore. He was a bit shocked by this decision, to say the least.

“They’re like, ‘Charles, we got one lady wrote an article.’ I’m like first of all, I didn’t call anybody PERSONALLY fat in San Antonio. I was just joking around and when this one lady wrote this article … we’ve been having fun with this for probably 10, 15 years!”


Barkley says that he is a victim of cancel culture. He was just trying to have fun, but “You can’t even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things like that.”

It looks like Charles Barkley will need to find a new go-to other than bringing up a metaphorical large woman. This might take a bit of time for him to land on a new catchphrase. Hopefully, he doesn’t offend anyone else while trying to figure out what he should start saying next.

What’s your take on this situation? Is Cancel Culture going too far? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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