Ex-NBA great Charles Barkley isn’t afraid to show off his feminine side.
To prove it, the Weight Watchers spokesman donned a wig, a black dress and some stilettos - Jennifer Hudson-style - to shoot a commercial for the diet giant, USA Today reports.
In the new clip, Sir Charles saunters up to the camera and says in a raspy voice, “I hear that some of you guys think that Weight Watchers is just for women,” shaking his newly acquired shoulder-length locks for effect.
He then reassures all the men of the world that Weight Watchers has helped him lose “42 pounds and counting,” bragging that he can “still eat man food, like steak and pizza.”
“So if this is what I’ve gotta do to get you to listen, then take a good look,” the TNT sports commentator says with attitude.
“But my eyes are up here guys,” he jokes.
Maybe this is also what Barkley had to do to fully get back in Weight Watchers’ good graces.
Back in January, he was caught mocking his own advertising campaign. Not realizing his mic was on, he reportedly told on-air colleagues Reggie Miller and Kevin Harlan that collecting a check from the company was a “bigger scam” than getting paid to talk about basketball.
Weight Watchers graciously forgave the misstep - but apparently has had the last word.
The commercial hits airwaves on April 4.
HIyou are so freaking awemsoe. very funny show. i just started watching all your shows tonight and in that time i finished my Starving Musician beanie I made for my faience out of some hand spun of mine. I would have probably gotten though at least one more episode as during the first 3 or 4 episodes my internet was slow and i had to keep stopping and waiting for it to download. But i just wanted to say that i am loving your podcast and i cant wait to catch up on the rest of them. but its almost 1am. and i have work in the morning so i have to stop watching now.
Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing on your augment and even I achievement you get right of entry to constantly rapidly.
That's freakin hilarious!
Super share it is definitely. We have been searching for this update.
I just want to know who said he had to dress like a woman to get us to listen. It got me to be frightened. I watched the commercial and couldn't turn away, as if it were a horrible accident. But apparently it was no accident. It inspired our latest ad rant review. Enjoy http://youtu.be/EvJWTH0Kap4
Lol!! Didn't say how funny this ad was when I first realized it was the great NBA Charles Barkley!!lol...lol...lol. This guy got guts & great legs !!! Congrats on the 40 weight loss!!!
Charles looks great!! Wow! Weight watchers is for men, too!!! Will be watching on Apr 4th!!
What people do for money...
I luv to toot massive lines and den I get all craaazy on tnt broadcasts. One time back in 2008, I was on an NBA postgame show. During commercial break I went back and "powdered my nose". When I came out of the bathroom and sat down at the set, Kenny looked over and gave me the hand signal to brush off my upper lip. Guess it was covered in white powder!! Whooops. I wuz cool about it though and blamed it on powdered sugar donuts!! I iz a fast thinker due to mass drugs!!! DARE suks!!
wao guys, thats great
I be pimp-in da gay pornno vids. I got footage of me poundin da poop chute of many fruits. Even though I got a tiny donger...its all good. I luv dem jiggers with monster sized meat stix!!
Jiga-boo. Jiga-boo. What a nutbar!! Jig-aboo. Jig-aboo. Go peddle your coooon program somewhere else!!
Its commercial fun.This is America and we know how to have fun.
Aww Thats Terrible, That Is Just Terrible. Terrible,terrible, Terrible.
FACT: HE IS JUST IN THE OPEN, MANY ARE PLAYING BASKET BALL AND FOOT BALL TO BE WITH
Americans are so dumb and weird!
I iz an african jig-abooo with gay tendencies. Any fairies wanna pack my fudge?
Black menz pay good monies to suck my monster. Just sayin.
Go back to Africa with yo aids.
I agree that are civilization is declining but its not because men are dressing as women... People are just stupid!
Is that Serena Williams?
Type DerrickDuffie into your web browser to visit my website and learn about my new novel, Unfinished Business.
Wow. It must be a great book since you have to spam cnn stories
@ Moon Dancer: Everyone knows Mr. Ed was a talking horse owned by Wilbur Post.
no, debbie. mr ed is the biggest horse's azz on this blog.
@ william: doesn't anyone know how to spell the word lose anymore? LOOSE= how your clothes will fit after you LOSE weight laughing your butt on watching he-man Charles Barkley in an LBD, stilettos, and a wig! It's good to see real men can also have a real sense of humor and laugh along with others at themselves.
4 a min there I thought that was the man i was riding last night.
was it mr ed. i'll bet he looks just like that.
the pay must have still been worth it....an we really dnt knw how tight money cld be for him.....dnt he have a gambling problem??...and was smeone suggesting that it was damn i cant spell it alomanaughty?? smeone gotta knw what im tlkn about
Baed on the above text, I can assure you never outside of the USA. White bored middle aged man spreading hate. Get a life.
the border to towel head / sand land? Yeah please take me there.
Better this than him swinging at people on the basketball court. Maybe.
Hey, at least he knows that if he needs money, he has a future, on the vegas strip.
OMG, this reminds me of what Dave Chappelle spoke about when he was on Oprah doing an interview.
Why can't they put this commercial out during the NCAA Mens tournament.. IS sir Charles that hard up for $ .. We all thought Dennis Rodman was the Freak A Zoid...
Did you know that a man wearing clothes meant for a woman is abomination, just like eating lobster, telling lies, and being gay? Where are the people with the signs quoting the Bible, calling for Weight Watchers to be shut down? C'mon, guys, it's easier to take you seriously if you're at least consistent!
As for the ad, not sure throwing on a dress is the best way to combat the "Weight loss is a lady issue – REAL men don't care if they're fat" stereotype. Just saying. And I won't even get into the "Oooh look at me, I'm dressed like a girl, so it's automatically funny" business.
Weight Watchers needs fresh blood in their advertising department.
He looks way hotter than that tennis player named serena.
Dress or not, I'd like a tenth of the jack Sir FancyPants got for sashaying acrost the set in in that little black frock. Thx for the laugh!
Okay, I understand the dress for effect, but the padded bra and high heels? Is Charles trying to tell us something?
Seriously, the guy is great! He was a monster basketball player, is an excellent and colorful commentator, and he does not take himself, or life in general, too seriously. Nothing wrong with that! I will admit that he looks better with hair!
Ten Danson..lol. How is he involved?
I've always appreciated Sir Charles' honesty. His "I am not a role model" ad for Nike was one of the best ever.
My 84 year old mom even likes his on air personality & humor.
We both absolutely cracked up when we saw this WW ad. Priceless! & hilarious!
Well done Sir Charles!
i love charles barkley!!! he made a mistake and "manned" up to it – he has a sense of humor.........i waited on him for several hours at a private function one night and let me tell you, he was a perfect gentlemen to all his fans, lots of fun to be around, attentive to everyone, just a great guy. love him!!
I lke him too. It's just so funny seeing him in a dress. I think this is one of those times Charles did what he had to do to keep WW on his side. Not what he wanted to do.
here !if_you_ interested_in_meeting_
So,now Charles isn't just the dumbest man earth,he's also the dumbest woman.
Fools! He wasn't saying Weight Watchers was a scam. He was saying that doing weight watchers commercials was easy money for him like talking about basketball and getting paid for it.
Good Job.. looks like Serina Williams!!
Personally, I can't wait to see the ad. I think people need to get over themselves and lighten up and laugh a little. We all know that everyone likes to dress up, cross dress, do the Halloween thing, whatever you want to call it, and laugh. Hey Charles, smile, you're on candid camera! ; )
Charles. mmmmm i have to change that name. i sound like an english butler. ur know the butler always the ones that they accused.. killing sumone that is. i shoot ppl for a living. i get mad and just shoot. watch me shoot when i get road rage
jen,that's very funny but not the real charlie crack.
O look!! a blog with my name chhhaaarrrlllleeessss . marquee loves me. sly sadie eat ur heart out ho bag. u aint got a blog with your name. but whhhaaat..no guns?!! this redneck needs a gun
Still ugly! Might make someone a good wife, though.
Well, I guess Weight Watchers had the last dance and made Charles an offer he couldn't refuse. Excuse the pun but that photo is really funny.
🔴the truth is coming out, lol lol lol lol
He looks pretty good. Reminds me a bit of the Williams sisters.
Who cares why he did it? A man who can laugh at himself is attractive.
I knew he could be good looking if he tried!
Another initiation into the secret demonic society?
Reckon Sir Charles figured if it didn't hurt fellow HoF'er and arguably the best defensive player to ever play the game, (Dennis Rodman if any of you out there know even LESS about Basket Ball than I do) Then a little bit of drag once in a while won't hurt him...
omg what an ugly womanishdude
I thought it was Serena!
I love the round mound of rebound! Sir Charles rocks!! Wish he was still playing basketball
well the ad works.. seeing Charles in drag I probably won't be able to eat for a week..should loose 10 lbs easy.
HAHAHAHAHA! Thanks for the laugh! Good one!
What has been seen cannot be unseen.
Daaaayum...Serena William's is looking fine as a mofo...
Something is seriously wrong with that fool...
Almost as hot as Ted Danson.
Wow...he smears WW and they still keep him on contract? I used to have respect for Weight Watchers. No more.
a couple of dresses on SNL, and now this? there are easier ways to come out of the closet mr. barkley... :-)
You are sooo right....
I agree. Why the interests in dresses if something amiss is not going on?
OK, *now* he's ready for Dancing With the Stars.
Us girls love our little black dresses. That's one awful looking girl, though!
Aw, I think Barkley looks cute in his little black dress. This is just too funny it's hard to stop laughing over it. I kinda admire Barkley for sucking it up and wearing the dress to keep the money coming. Afterall, money cures tons of humiliation.
Ha ha only a guy with the personalility a charles barkley can get a way with saying something like that about weight watchers and get away with it only in america!!!
Woooo Sly Sadie you are looking gooooood
Mr. Ed I never knew his nickname was Sly Sadie. You think they would have come up with something better than that, he is a guy after all. Lol
Ha! This is common in the West?; men dressed like the woman ruling over them? Just another reason you're civilization is declining. You should all go about such as this, it fits you're temperment.
I heard all boys in the middle east had a strong & touchy older mentor. Something like the ancient Greeks.
But what about his temperAment?
Use your spell check, buddy.
Of course we all know that all those guys in the middle-east, in their varyious styles of flowing robes, are wearing lacy silk panties and bustiers underneath.
oh hush Borat
You should see what he's wearing underneath.
Whose civilization is declining?
If by declining, you mean wealthier and have more freedoms than most middle eastern countries, then yes, I agree with you.
LOL you really need to get a life. This is very funny, a joke in the old USA. Go strap on a bomb! LOL
Is it common for men to dress as women for comedic effect (no matter how unsuccessful)? Yes.
We're not afraid of women like you so called "men."
It's a joke...get it...a joke! Surely youu must have some sense of humor?
camel phucking terrorist , shut up
And no, this isn't indicative of anyone's culture. There are idiots everywhere you go. Keep in mind that the United States and Canada aren't one culture, they're made up of people from all over the world, with different back grounds, faiths, skin colors and yes, attire preferences.
Of course, the culture you hail from hasn't a single fool, right?
A stroke too broad and you blacken the entire picture.
Barley isn't a ruler you fool. And why are you guys in the East 500 years behind the rest of civilization? Maybe you need to start wearing a dress. Oh' and stop beating your wife's for a second so she can help you get dressed in your skirt.
You appear to have misplaced your sense of humor.
Why don't you jump off the cliff. You are as stupid as they come. Go back to your country before we kick you A$$ out...
Why don't you jump off the cliff. You are as stupid as they come. Go back to your country before we kick you A....$$ out...
Don't you have a plane to hijack or something? BTW, learn proper english before you try to insult Americans... nobody takes comments seriously when they don't make any effin sense.
Maybe we should force our women to wear masks and stuff them in to the back room? Allah snackbar.
no we just don't care what people do as we do not pass judgment and aren't so ignorant as muslims who'd kill anyone for anything like crazed monkeys
Our civilization is advancing into the far future. It's yours that is declining because of the inbred status of you and your kind. Why? Because the males of your kind decide who your women will mate with. Usually a cousin or uncle or some other close relative. You do like to keep your genes in the family, right?. To us a very disgusting and incestuous practice. We on the other hand are a melting pot full of interbreds from a highly variable gene pool. Our women decide who they will mate with while we guys compete for their attentions. I'm sure you've asked yourself why America is the greatest superpower the wortld has ever known. Put 10 healthy Americans, black, asian or white up beside 10 of your kind and anyone can see the difference. That will give you a clue as to why Americans are such a world powerhouse....shorty.
You are from the middle east and are mocking men in the west wearing dresses. It is your traditional style of dress...men in dresses! I believe you call them robes.
I can't tell if this is a troll or an actual muslim. It made for a good laugh either way. Western culture has a long way to go before we are back in the dark ages.
Perhaps we will. And still kick everyones A$$ in heels while looking fabulous.
DON'T BE HATING BECAUSE YOU DON'T LOOK THAT GOOD IN A DRESS. HA!
Don't yall get pleasure from little boys? Sickening!!!
another malcontent trolling the internet. Have you no sense of humor?
Right, our civilization is declining.
I guess, being at the bottom, your civilization can only go up.
But I bet you all continue to destroy yourselves like you have been for the past 75+ years.
Uh oh, another Muslim who hates women! Why don't you go continue to believe in your false prophet and blow up buildings in hope for 72 virgins? You're a joke and your religion is a joke. Enjoy the desert.
To many to respond individually. @everbody,
Are you're woman telling you what say as you typing? Or you really beleve what your saying? A lot if you seem to be obsessed with mating on camels, you needing help I think, or loving of good wife perhaps maybe.
Also lots of people saying I'm terorrist, but this not truth. 9/11 was great tragedy. Israel fooling everbody, they doing WTC, blame Arab/afghan. I am man of peace, no terorrist, unlike israeli goverment.
I'm on to YOU. You do this a lot. You put the phony arabic text and write obvious, instigating, anti-west, pro-middle east, backwards talk and wait for all the responses you're looking for. All those who respond will bash muslims and tell u to go back where u came from...exactly what u want. But I know you're not arab and u aren't muslim. You're a rallying hate-monger and u think you're plan works. You may have fooled them, but you're too obvious for me. I know what YOU are doing, fool!
قالطإلا ىلع ةيهاركلا ةيعاد تسل انأ .يدلب ةيلست لجأ نممكبلاطقف بلح انأ .نويباهرا نيملسملا لك يبغ نودقتعي نيذلا نوبصعتملا مه سانلا ءالؤه يئطخسيل.
Punch this into a translator, you see what is up then, woman.
This guy is a joke!! I agree with Maxine. Everything she said is the truth. This guy reminds me of Jeff Dunhams pupped Ahmed. "I'll keel you". LOL
Wow. This is the problem with your extreme views. You love the freedom to speak but you hide behind a computer keyboard while you do it. You are a coward, just like your friends that wear hoods and hide bombs under their clothes. Step out on the street and speak and speak. I dare you... Oh.... Almost forgot.....
انتقل يمارسون الجنس مع الإبل
@ رهملالتيل يدلب
Nah... We just know how to lay it down without having to beat 'em up first.
i cant even humor that "CAMEL JOCKEYS" remark! this is america we'll put a boot in your ass , its the american way! take into consideration YOU MENTORS SADAM HUSSEIN and his BUTT BUDDY OSAMA BIN LADEN! Theirs no escaping us! We're unstoppable! OH LOOK CABS AH HEA! AND ITS YOUR UNCLE IM GUESSING ! AND I THINK HES A PART TIMER AT MY LOCAL 711, "THANK YOU COME AGAIN"!!!
I LOVE this look. It's so fantastic I'm going to scream!!! AHHHHHH!!!
I wish I could work it like Sir Charles. I love me some hot chocolate.
You are really disturbed
I woulda liked to be a fly on the wall when Weight Watchers ordered Barkley to don the dress or lose the endorsement money. I think it's very funny.
He looks like Serena Williams!
Why he did this?
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,757 other followers