Kanye West has made headlines in recent weeks after announcing his bid for president and a series of messy tweets. Many believe these cases are related to a bipolar episode. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, has been criticized for the way she handles episodes of her husbands. Her silence is often seen as acknowledging his behavior, which is an unfair thought. The whole family is under a lot of stress, trying to figure out how best to support the West and give it the help it needs.
Does Kim support Kanye’s presidential candidacy?
West announced on July 4 that he was running for president. The news was met with mixed reactions, reports Marie Claire. He had support from several other celebrities, like Elon Musk. Others think the West is simply trying to help Trump by splitting votes from Biden. However, most people think that the whole thing is just one of his journeys.
Many people have been overly vocal in their views on West’s presidential candidacy. However, a very important person in his life has remained quite calm. West can really use the support of his successful wife. According to Glamor, Kardashian West has 65.5 million followers on Twitter and 178 million followers on Instagram. This is the kind of support that elections can include.
Hours after West announced his intention to run for office, his wife returned the announcement with an American flag icon. Sources close to the couple say that Kardashian West initially supported her husband, but became concerned after his interview with Forbes.
Forbes’ four-hour interview has garnered 3.1 million hits so far, due to a number of West’s bizarre comments. In case you did not catch the interview, we will move on to some of the highlights. West says he would form a new political party and called it the “Birthday Party”. He refers to a coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) as the “beast mark”. He also plans to turn the White House into a high-tech Wakandan castle, much like T’Challa’s house in Black Panther.
After seeing West’s manic mood during the interview, West’s family worries that the stress of a presidential campaign will not be good for his mental health. They want to support his dreams, but they do not support much of the ideas he said during his interview.
Why has Kim been so silent about Kanye’s explosions?
West lives with some form of bipolar disorder, which can cause manic episodes, according to the Mayo Clinic. These manic episodes are characterized by a grandiose sense of self, increased energy, poor decision making, impulsive behaviors, racing thoughts and more, depending on each person and what form of bipolar disorder they manage, and what other conditions may have. When a manic episode ends, it can be followed by periods of extreme depression.
Kardashian West is doing her best to help manage her husband for his bipolar disorder. She knows he needs help, but he does not want to take medication to treat his illness because he believes it changes his personality. It is a daunting task to care for someone every day who lives with bipolar disorder. She is cheating on her husband’s manic episodes, caring for four children and running successful businesses.
The media has been quick to judge Kardashian West, asking why she defends her husband’s disorderly conduct, or why she will not “stop” it. However, many Reddit users fully believe that the media has been unfair to the reality star. Kardashian West fans sympathize with her and realize that no one knows what it is like to be in her shoes. One user says “How Kim treats is none of their business”, which is exactly true. She owes no one an explanation about her family’s private life.
Kanye’s ‘Forbes’ coverage was unfair and deceptive
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According to Meg Kissinger via USA Today, a professor at Columbia University School of Journalism, “It was the duty of the Forbes writer to mention West’s mental illness.” Kanye’s manic episodes have created a negative public image, which will be difficult to reverse. The constant media coverage is extremely stressful for his family, especially his wife.
If reporters are going to conduct interviews with celebrities while they are in the middle of a mental battle, they need to uncover that information. Otherwise, the audience is not able to form their own educated thoughts, they are simply manipulated by the media.
The media has a duty to provide context for their audience, and critics attacking his wife, who is trying to be supportive while figuring out how to help her husband, is also unfair. She owes no one an explanation, and people should try to show a compassion for the couple’s fight.