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Charles Barkley: The Whole ‘Locker Room Discussion’ Is “An Insult To Gay People”

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Feb 18, 2014
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    • Black Pegasus
      Black Pegasus

      Sir Charles Barkley is a class act!

      Feb 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody

      Here’s the stupid thing about the “but he’ll look at my winkie’ argument.

      YES WE WILL. But we always have. We have always been there, looking. And we always will be. BUT we know how to control ourselves. We know when it’s safe to hit on a guy and when it’s not. It IS insulting to us to think that you’re so f’ing hot that we will lose the control we have been perfecting since before puberty.

      Besides which, STRAIGHT MEN LOOK TOO. Every man compares, but that’s a very different thing from taking it any further. If you’re uncomfortable being naked in a locker room with other men, perhaps you’re in the wrong job.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      What I want to ask is….

      How many heterosexual NBA players would be able to control themselves in a locker room full of naked women showering with them?

      Gay people have been controlling themselves for their entire lives. the LAST thing they need to worry about is the locker room.

      Thank you Mr. Barkley!

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I’ve never looked other guys in the locker room; probably I’m more conspicuous because of this. And I’ve never checked out other guys at the urinal — not even at a gay venue.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tookietookie123

      It is a massive insult, straight people don’t realize we don’t screw everything that moves. We did go to high school and have been in locker rooms before and know how to handle ourselves, hence the close to zero cases of there ever being any rapes in locker rooms. If you think it’s bad for you, it’s a lot worse for us, I remember guys in my locker room would like to pretend they were gay, I just quickly changed and left because it was always uncomfortable.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Ofcourse he’s right. It would be like the media putting forth as a legitimate concern that white players might not feel comfortable sharing a locker room with black players because the black players might try to steal their bling.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manjoguy

      So the argument goes that gay men can’t shower with straight men. So, all gynecologists should be female?!

      Feb 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser

      Naturally a lot of this stems from straight people not knowing who among us is gay — the default assumption that everyone’s straight and if not we can always tell…LOL. For a lot of people, their understanding of gay people hasn’t matured an iota from since high school. Thankfully, this is becoming less and less common.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @EdWoody: @darkanser: Wish I had a “Like” button for you both! Well said!

      Feb 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      And thank you, Sir Charles. :-)

      Feb 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      “Homophobia is the fear that gay men will treat you the way you treat women”. What are they afraid of? That their dicks will shrivel up and fall off if a queer looks at it?

      Feb 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @Respect4all: Whoa, great quote! Where’s it from?

      Feb 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • charwegl

      Between Charles, Cam saying what he did today and Auburn’s head coach saying he’d welcome any gay player to his locker room, it really makes me feel proud to be a graduate of Auburn! Comments like this prove that not all institutions and people in the south are homophobic.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 2:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      @Kieran: Leave it to you to try and get in a r@ci#l jab, under the guise of a supportive comment. Your game is tired and old.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 7:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar

      It’s definitely ridiculous how it’s even up for discussion. Since Michael came out, all I hear on ESPN is how other players will feel in the locker rooms. They simply need to grow up and get over it, we already know some have the mindset of a 13 year old. Thankfully, as shown, they are in the minority now.

      Btw, great comments! Queerty does need a ‘like’ button :)

      Feb 20, 2014 at 3:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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