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Jesse Jackson has opted to weigh in on Phil Robertson and his inflammatory comments, calling the Duck Dynasty star worse than Rosa Parks' bus driver.

While Robertson's anti-gay comments in GQ got him suspended by A&E and ignited a national controversy, he made other eyebrow-raising statements as well.

Specifically, he said the Nazis needed Jesus, and opined that African-Americans were happier and not mistreated in pre-civil rights era Louisiana.

Collectively, the interview spurred Jackson into action.

  • Jesse Jackson Sr.
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"These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago," Jackson told ABC News.

Why does he think Robertson's comments are worse?

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law," said the 72-year-old minister.

"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.'"

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