Former pro basketball player and longtime ally to the queer community, Charles Barkley, took a swipe at homophobic bigots while addressing the Bud Light boycott non-controversy (Anti-LGBTQ conservatives have led a boycott against Bud Light after the beer giant partnered with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney.)
“I want you to drink this f**king beer,” he said before telling the crowd he’d bought three cases of Bud Light for the people at the bar.
“If you are gay, bless you. If you are trans, bless you,” he continued before slamming bigots. “If you have a problem with that, f**k you.”
NBA Legend Charles Barkley: “If you’re gay, bless you if you’re trans, bless you. If you have a problem with that – F*CK YOU!” 👏👏🏳️🌈🏳️🌈pic.twitter.com/rE5Ay8eILq
— TheGailyGrind 🏳️🌈 (@thegailygrind) July 18, 2023
It’s not the first time Barkley has been filmed delivering a similar message to the queer community.
“If you’re gay, lesbian, transgender, live your f**king life,” Barkley said last year. “And if anybody give you s**t, you tell them Charles Barkley says go f**k yourself.”
one time for charles barkley 😤😤pic.twitter.com/EoNSBVPboG
— mike taddow 🆓 (@MikeTaddow) July 15, 2022