Celebrity mum, Kim Kardashian-West has finally broken her silence about her husband Kanye West’s recent rants on Twitter. For over two days now, Kanye, 43, has been sharing troubling tweets on Twitter, calling out his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, among other startling outbursts. Read here and here.
West recently revealed he’s been trying to divorce Kim Kardashian for a year now. He also referred to his mother-in-law as “Kris Jong-Un” as he accused her of teaming up with his wife to put out a statement about his behavior without his approval.
The father-of-four, who has bipolar disorder, further accused the Kardashians of “white supremacy.” In the middle of all the turbulence, Kim has now released a statement via her Twitter handle to address her husband’s mental health and his struggle with bipolar disorder.
In the statement, the mum-of-four suggested that Kanye’s battle with bipolar disease is playing a major role in his ongoing Twitter rants. But she made no mention of the divorce amid claims she is meeting with lawyers to talk about a possible divorce.
Here’s what she shared:
As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. (a thread)
I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.
People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.
He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man who experienced the painful loss of his mother, has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder.
Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.See Also
Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.
We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.
I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this.
Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding. With Love and Gratitude, Kim Kardashian West
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