Leave it to Charles Barkley to say what we're all thinking in the boldest way possible! LOLz!
When asked to comment on Jason Collins coming out as a gay NBA player, Charles had some choice things to say… and mainly, he wants everyone in the NBA to realize that if they think they've never played with a gay player, that they're a bunch of idiots!
Not only that, but Charles believes that jocks have gotten a bad rap for a lot of years, and that absolutely the NBA is ready for more gay players! He believes that society is more homophobic than teams in locker rooms!
Ch-ch-check it out! He did it for a new Weight Watchers campaign, which not only has the highest weight-loss success rate, but also worked for Charles personally.
Here's what he says in the interesting ad:
“Diet is not a man’s word because we don’t like to diet—we like to eat. Like a lot of athletes, I’ve gained weight since I’ve retired. But, I don’t want to be a fat, old man taking lots of pills. Weight Watchers is helping me change my lifestyle and learn how to make smarter eating choices anywhere I am.”
He's actually talking about making sure you don't gain all that hard-lost weight back! Charles has actually lost a lot of weight doing Weight Watchers, so he knows what the's talking about — he looks fab!
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.