Kenya Moore says mental illness is no laughing matter. Speaking out Monday, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star is upset with Phaedra Parks and believes that she is a "despicable human being" for joking about bipolar disorder.
"Phaedra asserts that she believes I am bipolar or have a chemical imbalance. The only thing that makes me crazy is that I ever believed this woman was my friend. She is a malicious, despicable human being, who intentionally sought to malign my reputation and harm my future business with her debasing lies," Moore shared in a post show blog Monday.
As seen on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Phaedra Parks did direct certain comments towards Kenya Moore that were off-putting. At one point she said "I don't know. She's just not normal. Something in the buttermilk ain't clean."
According to Kenya Moore, there are people that suffer from mental illnesses and it's just not funny or appropriate to throw names of illnesses "around simply to humiliate or smear an individual."
"There are people who greatly suffer from mental illness and this is no laughing matter and certainly not one to be made a mockery of with terms like bipolar thrown around simply to humiliate or smear an individual for revenge," says Moore. "Being bipolar is a lifelong disorder marked by great suffering from extensive depressive states that often are accompanied by suicidal thoughts most often successively followed by manic states presenting over two weeks or more. These symptoms are crippling and render the patient often unproductive or functional in daily life. I am none of the above. People have real and actual mental health issues, and I have seen the possibility of this from my own mother."
That being said, is Kenya Moore right? Did Phaedra cross a line with her comments?
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" returns Sunday night on Bravo.