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0 comments | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Now this isn't something you see on television everyday...and from a straight black man too.

Charles Barkley had the following to say during live coverage of the Celtics-Magic game yesterday on TNT during their simultaneous coverage of MLK Day in Los Angeles:

"You know, people try to make it about black and white. He talked about equality for every man, every woman. We have a thing going on now — people discriminating against homosexuality in this country. I love the homosexuality people. God bless the gay people. They are great people."

This isn't the first time Barkley has spoken out in favor of LGBT's. Barkley blasted conservatives in 2008 calling them "fake Christians" due to their ardent opposition to marriage equality.

We need more black straight allies like him and I have to comically agree with YouTube user plutogirllovek comments on Barkley's statement: "The homosexuality people"? No one could ever accuse Sir Charles of being a master of the English language, however, his sentiments are appreciated!!

Watch the video below. Barkley's statement begins around the 6:00 mark.

h/t Towleroad


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