NBA legend Charles Barkley made headlines at the Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament as he passionately defended Bud Light against boycotters and labeled them as ‘rednecks’ and ‘a**holes’. The incident occurred during Barkley’s visit to a bar in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was participating in the tournament.
Videos captured Barkley proudly announcing that he had purchased several cases of Bud Light for the patrons, expressing his support for the brand’s partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney. In an emphatic statement, Barkley stated, “If you’re gay, bless you. If you’re trans, bless you. If you have a problem with that, f**k you!”
On another occasion, Barkley addressed the crowd once again, reiterating his stance and delivering a forceful message to those criticizing Bud Light. He exclaimed, “Hey, lemme tell you something. All you rednecks or a**holes who don’t want to drink Bud Light, f* y’all!”
Barkley’s unfiltered remarks emphasized his unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community and his dismissal of those who oppose it. His strong advocacy for inclusivity is not new, as he has previously expressed his support for gay marriage and denounced all forms of discrimination.
The Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament served as a platform for Barkley’s spirited defense of Bud Light and his firm stand against bigotry. While his comments may have been controversial to some, Barkley remained defiant, asserting that he is unafraid of being canceled and emphasizing his dedication to enjoying his life, including playing golf every day.
Barkley’s presence at the tournament was part of his participation in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, where basketball player Stephen Curry emerged as the victor, showcasing his remarkable skills on the golf course.
As Barkley’s outspoken support for the LGBTQ+ community continues to make headlines, his unwavering stance and refusal to back down highlight the importance of inclusivity and acceptance in today’s society.