Will Kim Kardashian defend Kanye West after abortion rant?

When Kanye West tweeted his wild and catchy bid to run for President of the United States, Kim Kardashian publicly spoiled her husband, in this case with a subtle and encouraging response in the form of an emoji of the American flag.

But will Kardashian, 39, continue to spoil him, after his off-the-beaten-track campaign stop in South Carolina on Sunday?

During an hour-long unscripted speech, West, 43, notably criticized Harriet Tubman. For Kardashian personally, West tried to score political points by revealing that they considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with their first child North West.

“She had the pills in her hand!” I almost killed my daughter! West shouted, referring to the first of their four children, 7-year-old North.

West’s statements and behavior at the event sparked further concerns on social media about his mental health and what some said was the need for Kardashian to intervene on his behalf.

West has been open about his struggles with bipolar disorder and spent time in hospital in 2016 after a “psychiatric emergency” forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.

On the other hand, Kardashian also has a long history of defending her husband’s wildest statements and behavior. She took to social media and gave interviews to clarify his political comments or to assert that he is a “free thinker” and entitled to his own opinion, according to Us Weekly.

“So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he’s always been expressive,” Kardashian tweeted in 2018. “He’s a free thinker isn’t he allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours, you have to throw away the sanity card? That’s just not fair.

At the Exquisite Event Center in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, West appeared on stage wearing a bulletproof vest with 2020 shaved into his head.

In a rambling abortion denunciation, West shared that in 2013 his then-girlfriend Kardashian “had the pills in her hand” to get an abortion before being inspired by God to have the child. .

“My girlfriend called me screaming, crying,” said West, who added that he’s had other girlfriends. “And she said ‘I’m pregnant’.” West tearfully said “for a month, two months and three months, we said she wasn’t having this child.”

West said they struggled to figure out what to do until he received what he interpreted as a sign from God while working on his laptop in Paris. He called Kardashian back and said, “We’re having this kid.”

During his speech, West seemed to acknowledge that Kardashian was unaware that he planned to share this personal information. He also said he could face serious repercussions for revealing that his eldest daughter was not immediately wanted.

“Even though my wife had to divorce her after that speech, she brought North into this world, which I didn’t want to,” West said.

Kardashian gave birth to North on June 15, 2013. They wed in 2014 and are also parents to sons Saint, 4, and Psalm, 1, and two-year-old daughter Chicago.

People close to West told TMZ they are also concerned that he seems eager to harm his Yeezy fashion brands and other businesses. He could spark boycotts over his false claim that Tubman “never actually freed the slaves” but “made the slaves go to work for other white people.”

West has said many outrageous and inflammatory things before — including his rambling proclamations of support for President Donald Trump and his statement that “slavery is a choice.”

Such comments sparked social media storms, questions about her mental health, and criticism from Kardashian and the rest of her family, especially matriarch and manager Kris Jenner. Critics say it’s Kardashian’s responsibility to step in and get it under control.

But they also question whether she and her mother are privately allowing her behavior to garner publicity — under the reality TV philosophy that there is no bad publicity.

TV host and columnist Piers Morgan tweeted on Monday that West had humiliated his wife “in the most horrible way.” He said: “If anyone has to stop this mentally ill man from self-imploding in public, it’s her. Or is she too busy selling underwear photos? »

“The fact that y’all are giving @kimkardashian and @KrisJenner a free pass to embolden and support Ye without giving him the help he needs is problematic,” tweeted author Bakari Sellers. “That’s what happens when you choose a brand over a person.”

“I will never forgive Ray J for making Kim Kardashian a thing and thus creating a crazy Kanye West who is a bipolar mess crying about abortions and lying about Harriet Tubman as he runs for president in 2020,” tweeted someone elsereferencing the 2007 sex tape with Ray J that many believe launched Kardashian’s career.

Many others expressed concern about how such public comments might affect North as she ages.

But others said it was neither fair nor reasonable to hold a wife accountable for her husband’s actions. They say there is not much a person can do if a family member becomes mentally unstable and refuses treatment.

“I grew up with a bipolar stepdad. It was hell. Leave Kim Kardashian alone,” tweeted another user. “I learned hard, early lessons about impotence. Dealing with a grown man struggling with mental illness was one of them.

That may be true, but Kardashian has also been quick to explain or even laugh at West’s behavior in the past, according to Us Weekly.

For example, the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star staunchly defended West in his feud with Taylor Swift, decrying Swift’s claim that she never agreed to West’s lyrics for her 2016 single ‘Famous’. “I feel like me and Taylor could still have sex / Why? / I made that female dog famous.

Kardashian also called out reporters and other artists, including Drake, for criticizing her husband, Us Weekly said.

Kardashian told CNN commentator Van Jones in October 2018 that her husband wasn’t always the “best communicator” of his political views, including when he wore a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hat.

“I think his message about what the (Make America Great Again) hat means to him may be different (from what it means to other people),” Kardashian told Jones. “I trust him that he will explain this in his own way.”

Helen D. Jessen