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Charles Barkley doesn't like ugly women on TV

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12:21 AM ET 11.12 | In the interview, Barkley (who's on TNT's studio coverage of the NBA, aka television) states that if you are a less than attractive looking woman, you must stand as far away from a camera as possible, and forget all dreams you have of ever actually appearing in front of one that is broadcasting to millions of viewers worldwide. Let me ask you this: how many buck-toothed, one-eyed, greasy, acne-crusted and/or unibrowed women do you see ESPN calling in for job interviews. Now how many blonde-haired, blue-eyed, chiseled bombshells are currently working at all four major sports networks as sideline gals?...Exactly. Barkley may have gone about this subject in a rather blunt way, but he's actually exposing the blatant sexism of both major networks and of us at home by saying a sexist thing. But the more important question is, are we more amused that Barkley was (sort of) making a social commentary on how women are viewed in sports, or are we laughing at Barkley for saying something outrageous?

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November 13, 2012  02:04 AM ET

Network's bottom line is $$. Ugly women don't sell air time like ugly women don't sell makeup.
True story. Period.

November 13, 2012  03:18 AM ET

Barkley is a drunkard!!!!

November 13, 2012  03:24 AM ET

Just keeping it real. Ain't nuthin ugly on ESPN.

November 13, 2012  03:28 AM ET
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Just keeping it real. Ain't nuthin ugly on ESPN.

All of Barkleys mirror are broken!!!

November 13, 2012  03:28 AM ET
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All of Barkleys mirror are broken!!!

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November 13, 2012  08:08 AM ET

This is really a commentary about HDTV.

November 13, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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This is really a commentary about HDTV.

Amen...

November 13, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Stupid comment by Barkley. Stupid comment by Bradshaw. Please fellas, stick to sports.

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November 13, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Most people are probably cringing at this comments while recognizing the truth.

This^^

November 13, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Most people are probably cringing at this comments while recognizing the truth.

And those who deny this are lying to themselves...pretending to be PC. Thats why TNT will never fire Barkley, he has the balls to say what many dont

November 13, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Sex Sells, Bro.

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