After guilt tripping a Starbucks barista into giving him free coffee as “reparations,” a Black comedian trashed the coffee giant’s plan to close nearly 8,000 of its stores next month for employee diversity training.
Bryan Sharpe, also known as “Hotep Jesus,” was interviewed by Fox News’ host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday, April 18, after footage of his hilarious trolling went viral on social media. When asked why he did what he did, Sharpe offered an unexpected response.
“I am sick and tired of liberals using Black people and making us look like victims, making us look soft with their liberal dogma,” he said. “It’s disgusting.”
Sharpe, who has appeared on right-wing media outlets in the past, proceeded to bash the left, arguing the only time Black folks in America are given a platform is when they follow the “liberal narrative.”
“So I said, you know what, I bet if I go into Starbucks and I follow a liberal narrative, I bet I’ll make the news,” Sharpe added. “And wallah! Here I am.”
In his viral video, the comedian-provocateur walks into a Starbucks and orders the unsuspecting barista to give him a free coffee. The hijink was an apparent response to fallout over an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two African-American men were kicked out and arrested for no apparent reason.
Black comedian demands free Starbucks as 'reparations'
Posted by The Independent on Thursday, April 19, 2018
“I heard y’all was racist, so I came to get my free coffee,” Sharpe says in the video. “Yeah, I heard you guys don’t like Black people … so I wanted to get my Starbucks reparations voucher.”
Surprisingly, Sharpe’s prank worked and he walked away with a large caramel coffee on the house. The comedian said he’s received backlash, however, for making light of racism with his impromptu prank. Still, Sharpe remained unapologetic about his antics.
“… I embrace the hate because it gets balanced out with love,” he told Ingraham. “All the people that hate, they’re just brainwashed by liberals. That’s all it is. They’re afraid to think for themselves.”
Sharpe’s prank and Fox News interview drew mixed reactions from fans.
Watch more of his interview above.