The reality star posted a message on her Instagram reading, “Why are Kanye West’s mental illness episodes targeted at insulting and belittling black people?
She then posted a quote from an influential writer, Robert Jones Jr., which said, “A lot of people don’t know this because ableism is not considered to be bigotry by a lot of people and a lot of people engage in ableism like they breathe oxygen but: Blaming mental illness for someone’s bad/bigoted behavior is ableism/ableist.”
He continued, “There is no mental illness that can make you specifically hate Black people in general and Black women in particular. If this was actually a result of being bi-polar, then how come the negative behavior is ALWAYS directed at Black people and NEVER at anyone else? Name the mental illness that makes you uncontrollably anti-Black. You won’t be able to because there isn’t one. So please stop saying that. Thank you.”
As The Blast previously reported, Ashley’s costar Candiace Dillard recently trashed Kanye West’s wife Kim Kardashian. She posted a lengthy video on Instagram discussing her thoughts after Kanye’s disastrous rally in South Carolina.
She said, “The Kardashians don’t give a fuck about Kanye West. They could give zero fucks about Kanye West, the man, the person, the black man, the black person. They could give zero. And if that was never clear to you before, let this circus be the exact example you need to see that.”
Candiace added, “Because if my husband was out in the public eye having a manic episode .. having mental breakdowns .. and making a complete mockery of our political system. I would be gearing to enroll him in a conservatorship.”
Kim addressed the situation on her Instagram saying she was trying to get Kanye help but he had refused thus far.