Kim Kardashian is Displaying the Patience of a Saint With Kanye West

I’ve always mostly thought of Kim Kardashian as being the world’s richest and least-hard-working porn star, but I have a newfound respect for her after watching how she’s handled her husband Kanye West’s latest extended mental episode.

Kim released a statement on her Instagram story, which is probably what Kanye was referring to when he said she was making a statement without his approval and that’s not what a wife should do. Here’s what she said, via People.

“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder,” she began. “Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. 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,” she said. “People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at time can cause strong opinions and emotions,” she continued. “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top 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 sometimes do not align with his intentions.”

“Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his dreams have come true,” she wrote. “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. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well-being and for your understanding.”

Imagine having your husband publicly calls you a whore who wants her 7-year-old daughter to pose for Playboy, that he wants a divorce, demand you quit your job to move to Wyoming and decreeing your mother can’t see your kids anymore and this being your response. You think Amber Heard would have responded like this?

People also had comments from a Kardashian “insider” with knowledge of how Kim is handling all of this.

“She was most upset that [Kanye] said that Kris isn’t allowed around the kids,” the source said. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Kris is an important part of the kids’ lives and Kim loves the bond they have. She’s 100 percent allowed around the kids.”

It seems like there’s a misunderstanding here, Kanye wasn’t saying that Kris hasn’t been allowed around the kids, he was decreeing that Kris no longer to be around the kids, which Kim has clearly ignored, and good on her for doing so.

“She feels that it’s disrespectful, not only to her, but her family. She feels that she has been nothing but respectful to him throughout their marriage. She has stood beside him again and again, no matter how ridiculous it seemed. And if she didn’t like what he was doing or if she disagreed with the things he said, she kept her mouth shut,” the source said. “She’s at the end of her rope and trying to decide what to do next.”

This isn’t wrong, Kim didn’t say anything about Kanye holding church services or building that weird beehive housing thing with no permit, and he’s telling her how to dress and act even when he’s not having a manic episode.

Also, about Kanye’s subtle allegations that Kim cheated on him with Meek Mill, TMZ reported the meeting about prison reform was attended by more people aside from Meek Mill and Kardashian and was at Jean-Georges, a restaurant located in the Waldorf Astoria, not in a hotel room.

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3 years ago

I have gained respect for her