Rapper Kanye West has been the subject of a few different controversies lately.
After he split with Kim Kardashian, she started dating “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson and Kanye started dating Julia Fox. However, he and Julia have since gone their separate ways since Kanye has been blowing up Instagram talking about how he wants Kim back.
Kanye West Blows Up Instagram… And Then Deletes It All!
Kanye made several threats against Pete Davidson and then walked them back when Kim asked him to… really, he posted their private text messages to Instagram. On Valentine’s Day, he sent her a truckload of roses (yes, really, a literal truck) and then subsequently deleted it all.
Kanye only has two posts on his Instagram page now. One reads: “I’ve learned that using all caps makes people feel like I’m screaming at them. I’m working on my communication. I can benefit from a team of creative professionals, organizers, mobilizers and community leaders. Thank everybody for supporting me. I know sharing screen shots was jarring and came off as harassing Kim. I take accountability. I’m still learning in real time. I don’t have all the answers. To be good leader is to be a good listener.”
As The Blast reported yesterday, one woman’s group on Facebook called A Woman’s Soul called out Kanye for his recent posts. “Kanye West truthfully would scare you if he was your ex & you’re not rich with security!” it read. “His behavior isn’t funny at all & women get killed by men like this everyday.”
The post sparked 17K reactions and over 11K shares. “Yes,” one user replied. Another wrote, “I think his behavior is absolutely disgusting and disturbing.”
Another Woman’s Group Speaks Out: ‘What Kanye West Is Displaying Now Is Disturbing And Concerning’
A Facebook group called Feminist News addressed the controversy by sharing a post of their own. However, this post was originally written by author Jacalyn Wetzel and shared without credit. This post got over 32K reactions, 4 thousand comments, and over 23K shares.
Take a look at the post below:
“When the news of Kanye purchasing a house across the street from Kim hit, I honestly thought nothing of it. In today’s world of co-parenting, many parents who choose to separate often live close together in an effort to maintain a more cohesive front. It was not strange to me. In fact, it would fall in line with the way the Kardashian’s have co-parented with their children’s fathers.
I commend Kanye for wanting to be present in the lives of his children, and through what we can see from the outside looking in, he has always seemed to be a present involved parent.
That’s where the praise ends.
What Kanye is displaying now is disturbing and concerning.
While I won’t speculate on any sort of mental health condition, nor will I blame his behaviors on one as mental health is not an excuse for abuse.
Abuse does not always involve hitting or threatening to hit someone. Abuse comes in many forms, and the world is witnessing abusive behavior in real time. Bombarding someone with grand gestures when they’ve asked you to leave them alone is a form of harassment. Attempting to sabotage a former partner’s relationship because you want them back is abusive. Sharing private conversations publicly, especially after they’ve asked you not to is abusive.
This is not some love story where a guy goes to his ex-girlfriends house holding a boom box on top of his head in an effort to show how much he loves her. This is a display of mental and emotional abuse in an effort to force someone back into a relationship.
This is not OK.
This is not normal.
This is not entertainment.
This is a man who has endless amounts of money and influence, which afford him the means to publicly abuse his estranged wife in front of the world.
The way you feel about Kim Kardashian should not matter.
No one deserves to be abused.
No one deserves to be publicly humiliated.
No one deserves to be treated the way she is being treated.
What we could very well be witnessing is the escalation phase before a violent act.
Victims of domestic violence know this escalation well, and this is likely not only triggering for them, but terrifying.
If you’ve experienced domestic violence and this display of abuse is triggering for you, I’m sorry.
I’m so sorry you have to relive your trauma through watching this unfold.
I’m so sorry that you may not feel safe witnessing this.
You are worthy of so much more and deserve to feel safe in your own home scrolling through your social media feeds.
Please step away from the internet.
Please take care of you.
Please protect your peace and respect your boundaries.
If you are experiencing domestic violence please call 800-799-7233 or visit www.nrcdv.org”
Fans Support Kim: ‘He Doesn’t Deserve Praise For Doing The Absolute Minimal As A Father’
Most fans seemed to overwhelmingly side with Kim and offered prayers for her and her children.
“I’m confused as to why he gets praise for ‘wanting to be present in the lives of his children’,” one user commented. “So what? Women do it all the time and aren’t praised for it. I understand wanting to make sure it doesn’t seem like you’re just man bashing… but he doesn’t deserve praise for doing the absolute minimal amount as a father. His actions have been absolutely toxic and abusive. Period. Let’s not sugar coat it.”
“If Kim wasn’t rich she could be dead. What Kayne is doing is serious and I feel for the children and for Kim trying to protect them from this,” another shared. “No one, no matter how much money you have, should go through this. In this situation Kim’s public nature and her security is what is separating her from an abusive ex. The fact that he made her throw out her clothes when they first met was alarming, but everyone ignored the signs.”
“I agree with this post,” another wrote. “Kim is being terribly harassed and abused and the world is watching. Her family need to really gather to figure out how to help her with Kenya This man is having a mental breakdown. This will not end well. Kim and those kids need real protection. This man is becoming more dangerous by the minute to this woman. It will be a bad ending. I can’t stand watching his behavior any more. I hope she gets serious and get more protection for herself and the kids.”
“I don’t like Kim and have never watched their ridiculous show. However that doesn’t matter,” another commented. She’s a woman, a person who now feels threatened, is obviously being abused . Therefore she needs our help as does anyone in this situation. Full support.”