Halsey is speaking out in response to Kanye West’s Monday night Twitter rant in which he said that his wife Kim Kardashian is trying to lock him up.
Halsey is urging people to not make jokes about Kanye’s tweets because it’s clear he’s going through some issues right now. “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,” Halsey said.
Halsey reminded her fans that there are more productive ways to talk about mental health in the public eye “without contributing to stigma” faced by those with mental illness “all for a couple of laughs.”