Kanye West has a nervous breakdown

Kanye West, the rapper turned presidential candidate, is currently in the midst of a very public mental breakdown. Over the past few days, West has tweeted several statements that paint a very clear picture of a manic man going through a mental health crisis.

The tweets come after an incredibly bizarre campaign rally in South Carolina. West showed up to the rally wearing a body armor and proceeded to destroy Harriet Tubman. He also claimed to have almost killed his daughter, in reference to the abortion.

Since the rally, West has sent and then deleted numerous tweets. The tweets were mostly about his wife, Kim Kardashian West, his family and the couple’s children. He accused his wife of trying to have him locked up, as well as making very bizarre claims about their daughter, North. West also repeated a running joke that the movie get out talk about him.

Tweets are just foreign god from there. West continued to tweet and then delete outlandish statements to his 30 million followers.

Kanye West has a long history of mental illness. He has already spent time in the hospital dealing with these issues, and for weeks rumors swirled that he was in the midst of a bipolar episode. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings and periods of mania followed by periods of depression.

Criticism of compassion?

West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, spoke out for the first time Wednesday morning about her husband’s condition. In a statement posted to her Instagram Stories, West attempted to explain her husband’s behavior and asked the public for sympathy.

In response to Kim’s statement, many came out with words of support, pleading for empathy and compassion for Kanye. Others wondered if mental illness excuses behavior that could potentially further destabilize our already unstable country. Many claimed that what West’s wife called “genius” was actually just narcissism. The speakers often argued that West deserved criticism rather than sympathy.

Mental illness in the public eye is a tricky thing. Kanye West has put a lot of his life into public service, as has his wife. West has 30 million Twitter followers, so each of those tweets went out to a truly colossal audience. At this point, people are forced to feel like they have the right to comment and pass judgment. However, his illness must be taken into account, especially vis-à-vis his family. Bipolar disorder is incredibly difficult to live with, and a little empathy can go a long way.

He is also currently a presidential candidate. No matter how frivolous his campaign may be, his health, both mental and physical, is of concern to the American people.

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