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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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Nick    

That's good support for the gays from JJ.

111 days ago
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click    

Wonder what Pastor James David Manning (The Manning Report) has to say about Jesse. Now that man is a pastor. Jesse is a shakedown artist looking for money

111 days ago
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Jordan    

Why did GQ Magazine Pick Phil for the cover when he looks un clean and nasty looking compared to guts that are nicely manicured nice suits and Very Clean. Phil is just Dirty Looking.

111 days ago
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Bob    

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are the most racist douche bags ever

111 days ago
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Mayu    

Thank God we have Jesse Jackson to fight against someone's religious beliefs instead of... oh I don't know... standing against the black youth "Knockout" game... or when 2 black punks murdered a toddler in front of his mother by shooting him in the head point blank while he was strapped in his stroller... or the 3 black thugs that beat a white marine to death. No... way to look out for those who are a bit miffed at Duck Dynasty.

111 days ago
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aaron    

jesse Jackson has a kid with a staffer!!! he shouldn't be judge people period

111 days ago
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JackieMichele    

Oh good lord....

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yes...    

I am going to say it and I am black from the south Tennessee east tn..f...jesse jackson.it is a lot of black that do not like the man..jesse during the Civil Rights it was a lot of black we got along with white and white got along with black

111 days ago
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Porkchop    

Why is Jesse not visiting with his son in Federal Prison during the holidays?

111 days ago
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Redneckbytch502    

White privilege? What a crock. I do believe freedom of speech is everyone's privilege?

111 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Even blacks like Jessie Jackson are demeaning Rosa Park. Does this go to show that gays are now more important than blacks?

111 days ago
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I'm Awesome admit it     

And this is the reason why Jesse is an idiot there's no damn law saying that Phil can't speak his mind this is how he feels and as an American he has the right to free speech so he can say whatever he feels

111 days ago
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scott485    

Jesse Jackson is a washed up raced hustler who should be in prison just like his son.

111 days ago
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politicallyincorrect    

everytime jessie opens his pie hole it offends me. I wonder if mr. morals is up to date on his child support payments for his bastard kid with his mistress, or is welfare paying that. no capitals here, everything involving him is lower case!

111 days ago
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yes...    

Phil I am with you all the way....jesse my dad knows all about the Civil Rights and my mom and my family all black did not have it bad...some state in the county black kids white kids played to gathered...love the show phil....jesse shut the ---- up....

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