Barkley, 59, made the comment last week in Lake Tahoe at the 2022 American Century Championship golf tournament, according to a report, and the moment was captured on TikTok.
“I want to say this,” Barkley said. “If you’re gay or transgender, I love you.”
“Hey, and if anybody gives you shit, you tell them Charles said, ‘F*** you!'”
Barkley has been an outspoken ally of the LGBTQ+ community, according to a report.
His support for marginalized groups comes from his experiences as a black man, he said.
“I think anytime you’re black, you’ve got to stand up for other people,” he said.
“Black people know what discrimination is like. If you’re in a position of power, you’ve got to always stand up against discrimination. I’ve been blessed.”
The video of the NBA legend has gained over 836,000 views on TikTok.