Our mental health can be a fragile thing and celebrities aren’t immune to the same feelings that some of us get from time to time and that seems to be the case with Azealia Banks recently as she posted to her Instagram story today saying “Yea, I think I’m done here. This pandemic, extreme lack of social interaction, no intimacy, combined with constant public ridicule is making life harder than its worth.” which perhaps more of us than we want to admit can relate to in these trying times. She also went on to add “I’m not begging for attention or asking for sympathy/empathy……I’m just ready to go. Peacefully of course. My soul is tired. I’m ready to go. I will document my last times and release a film for you all to finally understand me, from my perspective. I will try my best to finish the project I promised beforehand. With whatever strength left.” and understandably her fans are extremely worried about her and the state of her mental health.
I’m writing this not so much as a concerned fan but as someone with empathy for what she is feeling as my Bipolar disorder often leaves me feeling the same struggles to find joy and happiness in life…You see people open a dialogue about mental health when stuff like this happens and I suppose that’s a great thing and all but it often fades away fast after the situation isn’t big news anymore…You saw it with Kanye West recently, everyone acting so concerned for a couple days and then you just don’t hear about it anymore.
As a society we need to remove the stigmas attached to mental illness and normalize talking about it and admitting to these kinds of thoughts before they get to this extreme point where you just feel helpless and like there is no other answer but suicide. I hope this situation sheds some light onto the issues some people are dealing with right now…We live in a crazy world and it affects us all differently…As you can imagine her fans and the public in general are quite concerned about her statement, let’s take a look at what people are saying on Twitter.
I want Azealia Banks to find what help she needs tbh. Mental Health is a very serious subject and should taken as such. I also want y’all to realize that she is also a fucked up person and know that two things can be true. I also can feel like that and pray for her.— Sea.Fx 🏖 🐝 ➐ (@TheSeaFx) August 9, 2020
Many are taking the opportunity to point out her flaws and why she isn’t a good person but now isn’t the time for that…human life is precious, no matter whose it is.
Y’all excuse and overlook Azealia Banks hate too much for me. Her years of recorded homophobia, transphobia, islamaphobia, mocking of sexual assault victims. And yet, her fawning fandom, somehow spins it to turn her into the victim. We see your agenda…— Amelia Alexander (@AmeliaJoyofLife) August 9, 2020
You know you can hate everything about someone but you still shouldn’t wish these kinds of feelings on anyone…sometimes you just need to put that hate away.
My tl is fresh & organic because all i see is people supporting Azealia Banks 💖— 360wrists (@unagibabe) August 9, 2020
Yup that’s the kind of people we should all surround ourselves with, not the people that view this situation as a chance to kick someone while they’re down.
stop joking about azealia banks shaving her head. stop joking about her instagram stories. just stop.— 𝗍𝖺𝗂. (@girIpIaysgod) August 9, 2020
People that can joke about mental illness are the worst kind of people…
I want to give Azealia Banks a big HUG. Bring her to the country, have my Granny fix her supper and just rock on the porch. These public outcrys from celebrities we continue to see are troubling.— Ebony Fowler (@EbonyFowler) August 9, 2020
The public tend to forget that celebrities have feelings just like the rest of us and that mental illness knows no bounds and can affect anyone.
Azealia Banks bafethu💔 pic.twitter.com/VLf38sJdPr— Tabloids (@TheRealThaboN) August 9, 2020
Here’s a grab of her Instagram post…It really is heartbreaking to read because I’ve been there so many times and know that hopeless feeling well.
Are you really going to compare Kaynye to Azealia banks? She isn’t fit to carry his shoes in terms of career success. When you are a winner and a success, people tend to give you more of a pass for your erratic behavior. That’s the way the world works.— Garion (@KAkinmboni) August 9, 2020
But as you can see there is still plenty of ignorance about mental health issues with some feeling success should afford you more empathy???
Azealia Banks has been crying out for help for quite some time, and no one is listening. Mental illness is real; should be taken seriously. I’m praying for her health and well-being. 🙏🏽#AzealiaBanks— Tee (@its_yo_girl_tee) August 9, 2020
Yes mental illness is very much real and people dealing with it should be given nothing but sympathy and understanding.
i had no idea azealia banks was bipolar. good to know. https://t.co/wxr8SsP1Wr— b. (@seldrewholic) August 9, 2020
I actually haven’t seen any concrete proof that she is Bipolar, these kinds of feelings can be attributed to many different mental health issues and unless she’s been properly diagnosed it is dangerous to just blame it all on Bipolar Disorder…she very well may have Bipolar Disorder, I just don’t know for sure.
Anyways that’s where I’ll leave it for now, most people are concerned for her well being as they should be but as you could see there are people that just are incapable of sympathy or empathy and sadly those kinds of people will always exist.
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