Jesse Jackson Sr. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding 's anti-gay comments. In a press release issued on Tuesday, December 24, the American civil rights activist blasted the "" star, claiming he made the statements with the notion that it was "white privilege."
"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law," Jackson said, comparing Robertson's comments to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks' bus. "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.' "