JP Sears is a well-known conservative YouTuber and comedian who has been making videos on new age topics for years.
He has nearly two million subscribers on his main channel, AwakenWithJP.
JP Sears was born in 1981 and raised in Bowling Green, Ohio.
After attending Bowling Green State University, he withdrew and began studying holistic culture at Journeys of Wisdom, a life coaching school, in 2004.
The Rise to Fame of JP Sears
JP Sears is well-known for his satirical YouTube videos and satirical lifestyle advice. He has gained notable attention for his videos on how to become gluten intolerant and his video “How to Become Gluten Intolerant.”
In 2004, Sears moved from Ohio to San Diego, California, to coach professionally in life. Prior to his appearance on YouTube, he operated the website holistichealthandfitness.com.
He also included links to supplements and the website of alternative medicine proponent Joseph Mercola there.
In 2013, he began posting videos on YouTube that provided advice on new age topics.
In one video, JP delivered lines such as “If you’re ready to have a ravenous appetite for impossible standards and dogmatic feelings of victimization, then let’s get started on what you need to do to become gluten intolerant” with a sarcastic tone that is common of the satire videos JP is best known for creating.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, JP’s content shifted towards the support of conservative political views.
An interview with the Spokesman-Review reported that he stated he had a hard time reconciling his beliefs with those of the mainstream.
This led Sears to believe freedoms were threatened during the pandemic while others supported more concrete methods against it.
Science communicator Jonathan Jarry of the Office for Science and Society, McGill University, described claims made by Sears as part of the spirituality trend, combining conspiracy theories and New Age spirituality.
In February 2012, Sears appeared as a speaker at the Health Freedom Summit, an online event featuring speakers “promoting anti-vaccination, anti-mask, and pro-homeschool views.”
Sears was one of the main reasons why more than ten thousand protesters came to D.C. to protest mandated vaccination laws on January 23, 2022.
He spoke at a rally in front of 10,000 people alongside Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a well-known anti-vaccine activist, and Robert W. Malone, a physician and biochemist who has promoted misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines (a type of vaccine injection).
Vice called him an “anti-vaccine comedian,” and The New York Times called him a conservative conspiracy theorist.
JP Sears and Amber Zuckswert
JP Sears is married to Amber Zuckswert in 2018.
In September 2020, they announced that they were expecting their first child.
They met each other in Costa Rica in 2017 and have been inseparable ever since.
Amber is a yoga instructor and the founder of Epic Self. This company specializes in shamanic yoga retreats and training.
JP Sears’ son was born on December 13, 2020.
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