Kim Kardashian Responds On Wednesday (July 22), the reality star came to her husband’s defense
via a statement published on Instagram after the rapper’s recent tirade,
citing the Rapper “bipolar disorder” as a point of concern but not without encouraging compassion and understanding.
As fans know, West took to Twitter with claims that Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner attempted to have him
committed after he divulged intimate details about the couple’s private life during his presidential campaign rally over the weekend.
Kim Kardashian Responds “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar 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,” Kim begins her statement.
“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 has to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard
family and friends try.”
In response to Ye’s troubling rally speech, Kim acknowledged why people may be concerned.
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions,” she goes on.
“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 and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his
bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some
times do not align with his intentions.”
“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,” she added, before concluding with,
“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.”