As reported, last night, Kanye West sent out several disturbing tweets. In them, he’s talking about his wife and her family, his children, and claiming that the movie Get Out is based on him. There have also been multiple reports claiming that Kanye is in the middle of a bipolar episode.
Now Halsey is speaking out in defense of the rapper.
She sent out a string of tweets defending Kanye and talking about her experience with bipolar disorder. She wrote, ” No jokes right now. I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so disturbed by what I’m seeing. Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isnt a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence.”
“A lot of people you know probably have bipolar disorder and you aren’t aware of it. Taking this opportunity to make offensive remarks and vilify people with mental illnesses is really not the way to go…this is the exact triggering s—- that causes people to keep quiet about it.”
“You can hate someone’s actions or opinions without contributing to stigma that damages an entire community of sometimes vulnerable people all for a couple of laughs.”
“If you wanna think someone is an a—hole, go ahead. Lots of people with mental illnesses are great. Lots of them are a—holes. Because they are people. With nuanced personalities. But making jokes specifically targeted towards bipolar hurts more than the 1 person ur angry with. Sincerely, Human Being with a Decade Long Bipolar Diagnosis.”