Author Topic: Charles Barkley's inappropriate answer on 'Family Feud' shocks teammates  (Read 1075 times)

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I don't think his teammates thought it was actually innapropriate.  They just showed awareness of today's hyper-sensitive environment.  It's sad if there was any consternation over this.  Sounds like there wasn't...just joking and making fun of an out of control PC environment...

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Ha not really inappropriate. I think we all knew he meant a little person facing the same direction in front of him, not facing him. The logical leap with the zipper is that its a sex thing, but I don't think Chuck was thinking that way. Although, I'm not sure anyone can interpret all of his commentary.

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I don't think his teammates thought it was actually innapropriate.  They just showed awareness of today's hyper-sensitive environment.  It's sad if there was any consternation over this.  Sounds like there wasn't...just joking and making fun of an out of control PC environment...

Do you watch Family Feud?  This has nothing to do with PC-ness.  The show has been successful for 45 years because the hosts play up the innuendo of an extemporaneous answer and everyone laughs.  And that’s all this was — if there had actually been any concern of blowback they’d have just edited that answer out and let him try again.

No one, anywhere, was offended.  This was standard-fare for this show, and because Barkley is good at saying things that sound absurd, this particular moment went viral to the delight of everyone, including Sir Charles, involved.
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I don't think his teammates thought it was actually innapropriate.  They just showed awareness of today's hyper-sensitive environment.  It's sad if there was any consternation over this.  Sounds like there wasn't...just joking and making fun of an out of control PC environment...

Do you watch Family Feud?  This has nothing to do with PC-ness.  The show has been successful for 45 years because the hosts play up the innuendo of an extemporaneous answer and everyone laughs.  And that’s all this was — if there had actually been any concern of blowback they’d have just edited that answer out and let him try again.

No one, anywhere, was offended.  This was standard-fare for this show, and because Barkley is good at saying things that sound absurd, this particular moment went viral to the delight of everyone, including Sir Charles, involved.

That's kind of what I was trying to say.   I just brought up the PC thing because Shaq said "inappropriate", etc etc... 

I mean, we do live in a hypersensitized environment compared to many other places in the world...I'm glad a show like FF can remind us of easier going times...

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non-story  ::)

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The only thing inappropriate about this story is that some editor decided it was ok to publish a story that is intentionally trying to stir the pot and make something out of nothing.

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Very funny clip.  The only one's "offended" are those who are looking for reasons to claim that this is a case of PC gone awry.

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Yeah. I can imagine my not at all PC grandfather thinking that was a pretty weird answer.

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Yeah. I can imagine my not at all PC grandfather thinking that was a pretty weird answer.


I am VERY PC, and I thought it was funny.  The question was "broken zipper" and discreetly having your child walk ahead of you block view doesn't sound far-fetched to me.   I thought the reactions were very funny.

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 A lot of that was put on, for the show, it is what they do with Charles.

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Yeah. I can imagine my not at all PC grandfather thinking that was a pretty weird answer.


I am VERY PC, and I thought it was funny.  The question was "broken zipper" and discreetly having your child walk ahead of you block view doesn't sound far-fetched to me.   I thought the reactions were very funny.

I mostly think it’s weird anybody would see  any part of this as an example of PC.

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A lot of that was put on, for the show, it is what they do with Charles.

Exactly.

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i actually thought that was funny lol

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Yeah. I can imagine my not at all PC grandfather thinking that was a pretty weird answer.


I am VERY PC, and I thought it was funny.  The question was "broken zipper" and discreetly having your child walk ahead of you block view doesn't sound far-fetched to me.   I thought the reactions were very funny.

Same.

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