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Jesse Jackson

Phil Robertson Is Worse

Than Rosa Parks' Bus Driver

12/26/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1225-jesse-jackson-phil-robertsonPhil Robertson's homophobic comments to GQ were MORE OFFENSIVE than the words uttered by bus driver who tried to force Rosa Parks to sit on the back of his bus in 1955 ... so says civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

Jackson came out firing against the "Duck Dynasty" star this week ... explaining, "These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago."

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.'"

Jackson is demanding a meeting with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs ... and even issued a Friday deadline ... urging the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension from the reality show.

Unclear if the network plans to honor Jackson's demand.

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61.

Sam    

Jesse should talk, he's going to hell in a handbasket with like the rest of the sinners.

268 days ago
62.

yes...    

Phil you no it is a lot of blacks you your side sll the way brother...fck you jesse/A&E/ Cracker Barrel...no phil no show....and my family love the show and me....

268 days ago
63.

OlllllllO shan    

Jesse Jackson is a hate monger....and an idiot.

268 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

shut up jesse, why dont you go have an intervention for Suge wanting to be a N**** instead.

268 days ago
65.

John Breland    

Jackson is a demagoguing charlatan who stirs up fake controveries to bilk money from gullible people. No reputable person or organization would give him the time of day, much less feed his scam machine by meeting with him.

268 days ago
66.

oh really     

Didnt Jesse Jackson make derogatory remarks about Jewish people saying NYC was ( offensive word)town or something when he was running for president ?
I think he is just looking for publicity

268 days ago
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SoManyIdiots    

So says a person that has made millions race baiting. Jesse is an embarrassment.

268 days ago
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nipples mugee    

Two assclowns .... Jessie "corrupt" jackson and phil " hater" robertson . What a couple of real embarrassments for the United States.

268 days ago
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Sam    

To even have to look at that illiterate, phony Reverand Jesse Jackson, is more offensive than anyting Phil Robertson has, or will ever say.

268 days ago
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Ann    

I am a 60-year-old white female and I totally agree with Reverend Jackson. Sometimes I am ashamed of this country and the people in it and this is one of those times.

268 days ago
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Shellybl    

Hey, Jesse! What say you about the 'knockout games'? What's that? Groups of blacks attacking & killing unsuspecting white people. Haven't heard of it/ My shocked face! Last week a guy was shot and killed by four in front of his wife after Christmas shopping in a carjacking. BUT....let a guy express his religious position on homosexuality (which is all he did...nothing homophobic about what he ACTUALLY said) and exercise his right to free speech...all hell breaks loose. AGENDA. It's NEVER about the person. It's ALWAYS about the agenda. Hate baiting goes a long way with that.

BUT...must stay in Obama and Clooney's good graces because....I don't know why. Speaking of which, have you gotten a video clip yet of Clooney lamenting free speech about a non-responsible youtube video regarding this a la Benghazi?

Get over yourselves. The rest of us struggling to get by because we've been forced to "fair share" our money to pay for other people's ****, and you all are worried about some guy who busted ass to make his wealth...he doesn't live in LA LA land full of plastic and playing pretend for huge amount of that hate money. Piss off.

268 days ago
72.

chris    

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have nothing else to do but get in the middle of stuff just up jesse

268 days ago
73.

Matt m    

The racist reverand can demand all he wants. Screw him hopefully him and al dry up and blow away

268 days ago
74.

urnexx    

Who cares ! Jesse jackson is the biggest racist out there. Jesse jackson and obama need to go swimming together so Ican flush them both like the giant turds they are!

268 days ago
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Marvin    

Hey are there any news about any White Celebs on this TMZ page?

268 days ago
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