Charles Barkley Apr 5, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; CBS announcer Charles Barkley prior to the national championship game in the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley gave a powerful speech supporting the LBGTO community that slammed those who criticize the community.

Barkley was speaking at an event in Lake Tahoe sponsored by Bud Light and made himself perfectly clear his stance on where he stood with critics of the gay community.

“I want y’all to drink this [expletive] beer,” he said according to TMZ. “I want y’all to drink this [expletive] beer. I got three cases of Bud Light.”

“Hey,” he added, “And I want to say this — if you’re gay, bless you. If you’re transgender, bless you. And, if you have a problem with that, [expletive] you!”

Bud Light has come under recently for its support of the LBGTQ community, especially for its decision to partner with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Some people were so outraged by the company’s support that they vowed to boycott the beer company and they reportedly lost almost $30 billion.

But lately, several sports celebrities have come to their rescue such as Barkley, and also Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce who recently did a commercial for them.

This is not the first time Barkley openly supported the LBGTQ  community, he made a similar speech last year at this same event showing his support.

“If you’re gay and transgender,” he told bargoers at the time, “I love you. Hey, and if anybody gives you [expletive], you tell them Charles said, ‘[expletive] you!'”

{TMZ Sports}

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