By: Candice Teal
Lately, a lot of celebrities have been problematic on social media. One of the most problematic celebrities, right now, is Kanye. Kanye has always been known for his thought provoking music and lyrics. However, now he is known as a trump supporter, and mentally unstable.
West, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is currently off his medication. During his rant at Saturday Night Live, audiences could immediately tell this was the case. He wore a “Make America Great Again” cap, and started an extremely controversial rant-off air. He stated that “The blacks always want democrats.” He further went on to say how he doesn’t care that Trump is racist. He said “If I was concerned about racism, I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.” Many people were taken aback by the comments.
The situation escalated even further when he went on to say that America should abolish the 13th Amendment. For those who don’t know what the 13th Amendment is, it is the amendment that ensures that slavery doesn’t happen again. However, prisoners do not benefit from this amendment. This was Kanye’s reasoning, but it still did not sit well with people.
Kanye now has decided to quit social media for the time being. He believes that his twitter rants are unhealthy. This is not the first time the rapper decided to take a hiatus from social media. He actually just returned to social media earlier in the year, following his last social media break. Many are starting to see a pattern in West’s behavior. It seems that he starts to act out of character, every year, around the anniversary of his mom’s death.
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, supports this choice. She deems him “exhausting” when he starts lashing out. She hopes this break can help him focus more on his family and his mental well-being.