Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West — known for his public conversion to Christianity in 2019 — said Thursday he is addicted to pornography, admitting it “destroyed” his family.
The entertainer’s confession came amid a flurry of Instagram posts, which he has since deleted, according to Page Six. In one, he likened Hollywood to “a giant brothel” and condemned Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for supporting her daughters’ photoshoots with Playboy magazine.
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“Hollywood is a giant brothel,” West captioned one of the since-erased posts. “Pornography destroyed my family[.] I deal with the addiction[.] Instagram promotes it[.] Not gonna let it happen to Northy and Chicago[.]”
In a separate post, the rapper reportedly shared screenshots of text conversations, presumably with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, in which he seemingly expressed his desire for their children to attend Donda Academy, which he founded, rather than the private Los Angeles school in which they are enrolled.
West was also purportedly given a message from Jenner, whom he has been publicly attacking since 2019. She allegedly told her former son-in-law, “I’m almost 67 years old and I don’t always feel great and this stresses me to no end.”
“Y’all don’t have so so [sic] over my black children and where they go to school,” West replied, adding, “They will not do [P]layboy and sex tapes.”
He later wrote, “It’s not up to Calabasas or Hulu where my kids go to school. I’m not the crazy one. I won’t stop until I have a say so on my kids no matter what it legally takes.”
West shared a photo this week of the students at Donda Academy, whom he calls “Doves.”
As for West’s compulsion to consume pornography, he is unfortunately not alone.
A study released in November 2021 by the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University found that 1 in 5 men — whether dating or married — said they feel unable to stop watching pornography. Additionally, 1 in 4 men admitted to actively hiding their porn consumption from their wives, fiancées, and girlfriends.
Furthermore, countless studies have revealed the significant harm pornography consumption causes in relationships. Among some of the most concerning findings, porn consumers are less satisfied in their romantic relationships, more accepting of infidelity, more likely to struggle with sexual performance, and, as they become desensitized to sexuality, are more inclined to act out in aggressive and abusive ways.
All of these findings, of course, back up what Scripture reveals about pornography. It is a sin and an affront to God’s design for human sexuality, designed to be enjoyed within the confines of a marriage between one man and one woman for life. In Matthew 5:28, for example, Jesus condemned the root issue of pornography — lust — when He said, “Anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (NLT).
CBN’s Faithwire has an e-course — “Set Free” — designed specifically to help people break free from addiction to pornography or simply to learn about God’s design for human sexuality. You can sign up for the class by clicking here.
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