Welp, one member of the Kardashian clan is definitely fielding some angry tweets right about now: Kylie Jenner tweeted calling herself "bipolar," but she didn't seem to mean it as a shocking confession-type thing so much as she did as a "hahaha, let's trivialize a mental disorder" type thing.
"I miss my black hair I'm so bipolar :(" Jenner tweeted earlier today, accompanied by a photo (you can see it and the tweet below) of that aforementioned black hair. So, you know, ragingly tacky and also kind of infuriating in its ignorance.
What Jenner said — and more specifically how casually she said it — actually says a lot more about (bout to get lofty here) the world that we live in than it does Jenner herself. She's a 16-year-old, and often what teenagers say is very much a parroting of the politics they observe elsewhere.
Ignorance is infuriating, absolutely, and it should be pointed out; it's also often the symptom of a much larger problem.The stigmatization and general lack of knowledge and/or discourse surrounding mental illness is, after all, a pretty huge issue, especially in the U.S. — it's not just Kylie who has a lot to learn.
Any which way, Kylie is likely getting a big ol' talk from her mom tonight about the family's PR.
You can learn more about bipolar disorder here, and you can see Jenner's tweet below: