Jamie Lynn Spears condemns those mocking Kanye's 'manic episode'

Jamie Lynn Spears joins Halsey in condemning those mocking Kanye’s ‘manic episode’: ‘I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness’

 Jamie Lynn Spears has joined Halsey and other celebrities in condemning those making light of Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior.

The 29-year-old Zoey 101 star took to Instagram to repost Halsey’s tweet saying she was ‘disturbed’ by online comments making a ‘joke’ out of what she described as ‘a manic episode’ being suffered by the rapper.

And Spears offered her own take too, captioning the post in part, ‘I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved.’ 

Speaking out: Jamie Lynn Spears has joined Halsey and other celebrities in condemning those making light of Kanye West’s recent erratic behavior

The full caption read, ‘“If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence”- HALSEY.’

Jamie Lynn continued, ‘If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same.’

‘I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved.’

‘Sending all my love and prayers to all of you♥️’ 

The star’s sister, singer Britney Spears, suffered a much publicized emotional breakdown in 2007, which led to multiple psychiatric evaluations and eventually a court-order conservatorship.  

Disturbed: The 29-year-old Zoey 101 star took to Instagram to repost Halsey’s tweet saying she was ‘disturbed’ by online comments making a ‘joke’ out of what she described as ‘a manic episode’ being suffered by the rapper

Pitching in: Singer Maren Morris also made her feeling clear on the matter, in another tweet posted by Spears

After Kanye West’s controversial rally in South Carolina, where he claimed Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves and made other outlandish remarks, singer Halsey is offering her support.

The 43-year-old rapper has opened up about his struggles with bipolar disorder in the past, and now the 25-year-old singer (real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) is speaking about her experiences having bipolar disorder.

While Halsey never mentions West by name in a series of several tweets, it seems clear she’s referring to West’s now-infamous incident on Saturday night.

Sister, sister: The star’s sister, singer Britney Spears, suffered a much publicized emotional breakdown in 2007, which led to multiple psychiatric evaluations and eventually a court-order conservatorship. The pair seen here in 2017

Support: After Kanye West’s controversial rally in South Carolina, where he claimed Harriet Tubman never really freed slaves and made other outlandish remarks, singer Halsey is offering her support

‘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,’ Halsey began.

‘Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isnt a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence,’ she added.

In another tweet, she added, ‘A lot of people you know probably have bipolar disorder and you aren’t aware of it.’

No jokes: ‘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,’ Halsey began

‘Taking this opportunity to make offensive remarks and villify people with mental illnesses is really not the way to go…this is the exact triggering s**t that causes people to keep quiet about it,’ she added.

‘You can hate someone’s actions or opinions without contributing to stigma that damages an entire community of sometimes vulnerable people all for a couple of laughs,’ the singer continued.’

The singer added that you can personally ‘think someone is an a**hole’ without resorting to making jokes that harm a community.

Triggering: ‘Taking this opportunity to make offensive remarks and villify people with mental illnesses is really not the way to go…this is the exact triggering s**t that causes people to keep quiet about it,’ she added

‘Lots of people with mental illnesses are great. Lots of them are assholes. Because they are people. With nuanced personalities,’ she said.

‘But making jokes specifically targeted towards bipolar hurts more than the 1 person ur angry with,’ the singer continued, concluding her thoughts with, ‘Sincerely, Human Being with a Decade Long Bipolar Diagnosis.’

The singer was bullied as a teenager, which lead to a suicide attempt at the age of 17, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

Bipolar: The singer was bullied as a teenager, which lead to a suicide attempt at the age of 17, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

West revealed in a 2019 interview with David Letterman that he has bipolar disorder, while detailing his treatment.

‘When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything,’ the singer stated. ‘Everyone — this is my experience, other people have different experiences — everyone now is an actor.’

‘Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things. You have this moment [where] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don’t trust anyone,’ he addeed.

Disorder: West revealed in a 2019 interview with David Letterman that he has bipolar disorder, while detailing his treatment

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