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Warner Bros. Discovery NBA analyst Charles Barkley has long been known for his outspoken attitude. One where he’s been quite consistent is in his support of the LGBTQ+ community. And that continued over the weekend.

Separate videos of him speaking out in support of the LGBTQ+ community at bars/casinos at Lake Tahoe surfaced on the internet over the weekend. They came around the annual American Century Championship golf tournament.

A video that was posted to Tik Tok on Friday morning showed Barkley speaking in support of Bud Light. Conservatives criticized the company for its advertising partnership with trans actress and influencer Dylan Mulvaney. He offered Bud Light to those in attendance and said, “If you’re gay, bless you. If you’re trans, bless you.”

“And if you have a problem with that, **** you!”

Barkley also said he wasn’t worried about being canceled because he’ll just take his money and play golf every day.

Those comments weren’t exactly well-received by Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac. The 25-year-old NBA star is one of the more outspoken Christian Conservatives in professional sports. He was left seemingly confused by Barkley’s comments.

“What does this even mean? No one with human decency want trans or gay people dead or without rights.. God bless them all.. but it’s 1000% valid as a parent or adult to be concerned about the observable movement to influence children. Is that hateful? It’s insane that In order to be the primary influence on your children you have to go to war against influencers, the media, movies, multi million and billion dollar corporations, and good people like Charles who choose to fall in line with empty politically correct statements and narratives. Nothings Charles said would get him cancelled and it’s wild that he thinks it would.”

It remains to be seen if “Chuck” responds to Isaac, who didn’t hold back in his pointed criticism of Barkley. The NBA Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst isn’t one to let comments like these go idly by, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he ultimately ends up replying to Isaac’s criticism of him.

[Jonathan Isaac]

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