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Bronx ER Nurse Chris Hernandez Put on Leave After Saying Jews Should ‘Shut the F–k Up’

A Bronx ER nurse and influencer was put on leave and is being investigated after video surfaced of him saying Jewish people should “shut the f–k up.”

“People be like, ‘I’m scared to go outside because I’m Jewish and everything,’” NYC Health and Hospitals nurse Chris Hernandez mockingly said while wearing scrubs and walking through what appeared to be a hospital.

“And I just be like ‘shut the f–k up,” continued Hernandez, 28, who works at Metropolitan Hospital in Harlem, according to a profile on him by his alma mater, the Swedish Institute. “How you think gay people felt back in the day when they weren’t even allowed to be gay? They hid in the closet and dealt with it. You’ll be alright.”

Hernandez has worked for the hospital system since 2021, according to his LinkedIn, which was taken down after the video went viral, along with his social media pages.

Hernandez had over 27,000 Instagram followers and nearly 63,000 on TikTok, according to screenshots from before the profiles were deactivated.

He was also in two films, a documentary called “The Walk-On” and a short flick called “Brooklyn Boys,” according to IMDB.

“His primary focus is in the field of nursing and chooses to have the life of acting on the side, where he wishes to pursue multiple exposures,” his IMDB bio says.

The video drew outrage after being shared by watchdog group StopAntisemitism.

“Listen as ER nurse Chris Hernandez tells Jews to ‘shut the f*ck up’ and deal with the antisemitism they’re encountering,” Stop Antisemitism wrote in an X post. “Imagine the care he provides to Jewish patients he encounters in the emergency room.”

“This is not just antisemitism,” one person commented. “It’s homophobia and antisemitism.”

Anti-Jewish incidents skyrocketed 45% since last year, according to NYPD data, many following the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas.

NYC Health + Hospitals said in a May 6 post that it was investigating the “disturbing” comments.

Hernandez has been on administrative leave since the city hospital system found out about his post. the agency said.

“The comments in this video are disturbing, and this employee does not represent the values of our health system,” a spokesperson told The Post. “NYC Health + Hospitals stands for compassionate, humane care with dignity and respect for all people.”

The viral video wasn’t the first time Hernandez shared his controversial views online.

“Saying that you are anti-Zionist isn’t antisemitic,” he said in a May 3 clip. “Checkmate, bitch.”

He could not be reached for comment.

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