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Old 05-13-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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White Fat people are the only group left that you can make fun of and get away with it.
I believe this thread confirms your point. If someone says the n word 30 years ago, the country goes into a panic, demands vengence and blood in the streets. Our country cries and the president speaks out.

Someone makes fun of fat white women...95% of the country joins in and millions of new fat jokes are created. You could call it collective fat joke brain storming. Someone could even propose fat joke Friday as a national holiday.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Barkley told people a long time ago that he was no role model, right? And like many aging ex-athletes, he's chunked up himself. Honestly I'm not understanding the furor.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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Barkley told people a long time ago that he was no role model, right? And like many aging ex-athletes, he's chunked up himself. Honestly I'm not understanding the furor.
Because he is allowed to say hateful things on TV about certain groups without punishment.

Why should one group be protected from hateful remarks more than another group?

Why can Shaq make fun of a handicapped person? Why can Barkley make fun of overweight people?

It seems like everyone is fair game except for gays/blacks.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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I honestly miss watching
Barkley play....
Poetry in motion....



Nike "I Am Not a Role Model" commercial w/Charles Barkley - 1993 - YouTube
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: DMV
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[/indent]Charles Barkley responds to criticism over fat*jokes | SI Wire

Should he be fired? Now we have Shaq insulting disabled people and Barkley insulting overweight people. I believe it's Kenny's turn now.
Because he said he saw fat women? Really? He should be fired for that?
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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So do you think people are OK if they admire Donald Sterling? Heck, lets face it, a lot of landlords hate renting to black people and a lot of parents would hate for the child to date a black person.
Contrary to what you make thing, that thought process is considered to be stereotypical and very racist. You are starting to sound like Donald Sterling's lawyer. For you to even begin to rationalize this man's thought process says a lot about you.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: southern california
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One in 3 Americans is obese
Unless you like antagonizing everyone in the room don't go there
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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It's hard not to see the elephant in the room.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Because he said he saw fat women? Really? He should be fired for that?
Did you watch the video? I think not.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Contrary to what you make thing, that thought process is considered to be stereotypical and very racist. You are starting to sound like Donald Sterling's lawyer. For you to even begin to rationalize this man's thought process says a lot about you.
I'm pointing out that what Barkley said is no better than that thought process. Discrimination or insensitive remarks aren't only made against black people.
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