Sir Charles is in the weeds right now after Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond called the TNT analyst out for comments she perceived to be sexist, insensitive, and “not OK.”
McCammond claims that Barkley came in to what I’m assuming was a political function and started touting his support for Massachusetts former governor Deval Patrick. Once someone from Pete Buttigieg came around, he switched his allegiance to Pete. When McCammond reminded him he was a Deval fan, Barkley said this:
The tweet quickly went viral and blue check marks began piling on by calling out Barkley’s most egregious jokes over his 35 years in the spotlight.
If you’re looking for politically correct, Charles Barkley isn’t it. We’re talking about the dude who’s said this:
“I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.”
I had to explain to my daughter why that skank Monica Lewinski has an hour special on HBO this weekend.
And this, referring to a fight with a member of the Angola National Team:
“Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me.”
I wouldn’t expect Barkley to change his ways followings a little bad P.R. on social media. Say what you will about Charles, but never say he gives a damn.