Charles Barkley sells obesity for Taco Bell.

We found this Super Bowl ad by the bloated Charles Barkley to be a pretty ridiculous choice for Taco Bell. Of all the aging players they could have picked, why choose a guy who’s practically flaunted his overweight-ness to sell their super high fat, super high cal meal deal. Watch him shimmy his girth through the phone booth while he raps a la Dr. Seuss.

There are a thousand spokesguys Taco Bell could have chosen that would not have pointed their bellies directly at the unhealthy qualities of its menu. BTW, we saw David Robinson at MJ’s Hall of Fame induction. He’s still looking lean and mean. We think CB is a bad brand choice for TB, made even more apparent, we think, by the Lamar Odom cameo.

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