Charles Barkley is issuing an apology after telling a female reporter he would hit her if he hit women!
NBA commentator and legend in his own right Charles Barkley caught major heat on Wednesday after speaking about assault in regards to a female reporter.
Barkley was heard telling reporter Alexi McCammond;
“I don’t hit women but if I did, I would hit you.”
He later made his apologetic statement saying;
“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable,” the former Philadelphia 76er said in a statement. “It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”
McCammond took to Twitter to share her thoughts about it saying;
“Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight ‘I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,’ and then when I objected to that he told me I ‘couldn’t take a joke.’”
“The comments Charles Barkley made to me are not acceptable. Threats of violence are not a joke, & no person deserves to be hit or threatened like that.”
The comments Charles Barkley made to me are not acceptable. Threats of violence are not a joke, & no person deserves to be hit or threatened like that. Silence only allows the culture of misogyny to fester. And those kinds of comments don’t merit off-the-record protections. https://t.co/cll93GdZwh
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) November 20, 2019
This is not the first run in that Barkley has had when it comes to talks about physical abuse. In 2018, the NBA player said that he would like for someone to punch Draymond Green in the face following an argument the Warriors power forward had with then Pelicans player Rajon Rondo.
Statement on behalf of Charles Barkley in response to tweet by Axios reporter Alexi McCammond:
“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable. It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) November 20, 2019