Antisemitic social media troll “Hotep Jesus” reportedly set to appear on Fox News' Gutfeld!
Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on social media, is reportedly set to appear on Fox’s late night so-called comedy hour Gutfeld. Sharpe has a history of racist and antisemitic commentary and has repeatedly defended white nationalists.
On Twitter, Sharpe posted this image of a Gutfeld! sign and said he will appear on the show. A Fox host and anchor appeared to confirm as much.
According to a report from Right Wing Watch, while appearing in 2017 on the white nationalist platform Red Ice TV (which has since been banned from YouTube), Sharpe blamed Jewish people for making “white supremacy a thought in people’s minds” via the media, entertainment, and banking industries.
Sharpe also wrote multiple blog posts on his Hotep Nation website aligning himself with the alt-right and making racist comments. In one, he said he would “rather align with a racist white than a cry baby black.” In another post, Sharpe wrote that “black culture is sure to create nothing but failure.”
Sharpe said his movement “did not (still does not) have a problem with White Nationalists” in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottlesville, Virginia. He also blamed the death of counter-protester Heather Heyer, who was murdered by an “avowed neo-Nazi,” on those who showed up to oppose the white nationalist event.
Will Sommer reported for The Daily Beast in 2018:
Sharpe is also a frequent user of a number of anti-Semitic dog whistles online. In August 2017, Sharpe tweeted that the term “Holocaust denier” was “created to hide the truth.” He even deploys the triple-parentheses favored by white supremacists as a way to denote Jewishness.
“People in power is always (((them))),” Sharpe has tweeted.
Sharpe has kept up his attacks on Jews in 2018, although he’s started to become more cryptic as he faces the prospect of mainstream conservative success. For example, Sharpe often refers to supposed Jewish conspiracies as the “Jutang clan,” combining reference to the Wu-Tang Clan rap group with his own anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
“Trump don’t run America. He’s just a figure head. Jutang run America,” Sharpe tweeted in March.
Referring to the “Jutang clan,” Sharpe has blamed Jews for pornography, the deaths of two of Bill Cosby’s children, the murder of John F. Kennedy Jr., and even the success of trash-talking Instagram rapper Bhad Bhabie.
“I know Jutang run everything around us cuz everybody get silent when they brought up or come to their defense,” Sharpe tweeted.
Sharpe continued attacking Jews even after being embraced by Turning Point. On July 19, Sharpe reacted to credit card payment processors cutting off the funding streams for a right-wing Patreon competitor by tweeting that “Jutang Clan ain’t nothing to f*ck wit!”
Sharpe has previously appeared on Fox News twice, on the now-defunct Fox News Primetime in November 2021 and The Ingraham Angle in 2018.