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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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91.

SAWolf    

More musings from an irrelevant troglodyte.

198 days ago
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dwntwn50    

Enough with the Phil Robertson thing, he did nothing wrong other than expressing his opinion which he is entitled to.

198 days ago
93.

Grandma Cracker    

Blabbermouth

198 days ago
94.

istilllovehim    

I'm sorry but Jessie needs to shut up.

198 days ago
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Kevin Collings    

I wish that Phil Robertson would of never said anything about Blacks, because here come's the Uncle Tom Jesse Jackson looking for a payout from A&E and Cracker Barrel. He's a Man of God that doesn't preach from the Bible and we wonder why your kids keep kill each other.

198 days ago
96.

Achild    

Old Jesse keeps crawling out from under is rock to put in his two cents. Why don't you crawl back under your rock and stay there?!!!

198 days ago
97.

Jeems    

I enjoyed the DD marathon on A&E last night. I am starting to think they had this planned. DD stuff flew off the racks right here for Christmas. Awesome! There are some very smart people down South.

198 days ago
98.

NFL    

I can't wait until Jackson and Sharpton are both dead. They use race baiting for their financial benefit.

198 days ago
99.

angelise    

It must be hard for poor Jesse to find things that make him so mad. His venom and poison is the only thing he can speak about. He is just about the last racists living. We are all human regardless of color!!!!! He must look in the mirror everyday wondering for what reason to raise his blood pressure!

198 days ago
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Linda Petrou    

Jesse Jackson has become one of the biggest racists in recent years. His old tricks of "blackmailing" companies is seen for what it is and he needs to just shut up and go away.

198 days ago
101.

Sheldon    

Stop with all your Black Gay horse****.He was speaking what he believes in and that's THE BIBLE.Since when did sperm entering another mans ass produce babies?If you think homosexuality is fine good for you it's YOUR BELIEF.My belief is if all people were gay the world would come to an end soon since last time I checked there were no pregnancys. Created from sperm in the anus.

198 days ago
102.

loren    

hey jesse have u ever heard of freedom of speech, and by the way i'm tired of gays throwing it down our faces why do they all fly a rainbow flag maybe all us straight people should put a flag on our houses, p.s. u and al aharpton are the most racist people i've ever scene

198 days ago
103.

jdubu2    

Jesse Jackson needs to be reminded not everything is black or white! What Phil said was disgusting at best, and seriously, I don't understand why no one has asked him, how he would know what feels better the anus, or vagina unless he's experienced both??! His stupid comment, is laughable coming out of a typical homophobs mouth, but he is intitltled to his opinion, how on earth does race come into this? smh...

198 days ago
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Pillsbury Pancakes    

As far as Phil Robertsons grandpa is concerned, all of his slaves seemed perfectly content bound by shackles. Nobody ever complained on their plantation! Proof slavery wasn't all bad, right Phil? As far as the gays, well, according to his bible they are satanic, godless sinners, wallowing in immorality and destined to burn in hell forever. But god still loves them!

198 days ago
105.

gunner    

Really! What has he said about he 4 black men who murder the white guy in front of his wife so they could take his car in NJ????? If says anything it will be in defense of the four black guys and how it is everyone elses fault, not theirs.

198 days ago
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