Kim Kardashian West commented on Wednesday (22) about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder, asking the media and the public to show “compassion and empathy” in the face of the rapper’s recent erratic behavior.
Last Sunday, West launched his presidential campaign with a rambling speech, making bizarre comments about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, revealed that he wanted to abort his daughter, who is now seven, and finally cried.
In the past few days, he continued to make headlines because of his tweets, which were later excluded, in which he accused his wife and mother-in-law of trying to arrest him and suggested that he wanted to divorce.
Reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian West wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that she had been reluctant to speak publicly about how her husband’s illness affected his family, “because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy”.
“But today I feel that I must comment on this because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health,” said the 39-year-old star.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings. Patients experience mania, a state in which they feel euphoric and when they generally act recklessly, in addition to experiencing severe bouts of depression that can leave them unable to maintain their normal functions and become attached to suicide.
“Those who understand about mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family has no power (over the situation), unless the member is a minor,” wrote Ms. Kardashian West in your post.
“People who are unaware or distant from this experience may judge and not understand that the individual himself needs to be engaged in the process of getting help, no matter how much family and friends try to help him.”
The star said he understood that, as a public figure, West’s words were subject to criticism and could provoke “strong opinions and emotions”.
However, Kim Kardashian added that he is a “brilliant and complicated person who, in addition to being an artist and a black man, has experienced the painful loss of his mother … He has to deal with the pressure and isolation that are intensified by your bipolar disorder “.
“Those who are close to Kanye know his heart and understand that his words sometimes do not match his intentions.”
“We, as a society, talk about giving space to the issue of mental health as a whole, however, we should also give it to the people who live with them,” said the celebrity.
“I kindly ask that the media and the public give us the necessary compassion and empathy so that we can overcome this,” he concluded.
West, 43, revealed his diagnosis on his 2018 album “Ye”, where he called the disorder “superpower”.