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CLOSE has gotten reaction from the NAACP, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton on Mel Gibson’s racist rant.

As previously reported, the actor left a voicemail message for his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in which he stated: “You’re an embarrassment to me. You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.”

Rev. Jackson told TMZ: “Mel Gibson’s outburst demonstrates once again that we are far from a society that is beyond race and racism. His penchants for anti-Semitic and racist diatribes reveal the actor’s fundamental character flaw.”

Jackson adds, “He needs help. But as a society we must redouble our efforts to combat racism and eradicate racial inequalities wherever they may exist.”

Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network said in a statement: “The use of the N-word and calling women denigrating terms combined with Gibson being accused of anti-Semitism makes us wonder whether he is an outright bigot. We intend to aggressively look into this matter.”

Leon Jenkins, President of the L.A. NAACP tells TMZ it’s unfortunate a man “who has made his millions off of women, African-Americans and Jews harbor such racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic feeling against people who have admired and respected him for decades.”

Jenkins says “An apology is insufficient given his history of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism.” Jenkins adds, “No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist.”

TMZ even hit up comedian Mike Epps at a recent event, who called Gibson’s racist comments “a cry for help,” but joked that his famous “Lethal Weapon” co-star may need to step in and set things straight.

“We gonna get Danny Glover on you … he gonna whoop you!” Epps said.