The TV presenter turned actor has called out people for making light of what is understandably a very serious situation between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Jameela Jamil has hit back at users online "meme-ing" Kanye West for his recent social media outburst against various people.

The rap star has received a flutter of media attention this past week for his since-deleted Instagram posts whereby he alluded to getting back with Kim Kardashian as well as trivialising her current boyfriend, Pete Davidson. It came in the same week as the performer's tirade against Billie Eilish, claiming she was targeting Travis Scott by helping a fan in need at one of her concerts.

Kanye had been going out with actor and model Julia Fox until very recently. He and Kim are currently in the middle of a divorce and have four children together.

Following the media flurry about these incidents, and given the rap star has publicly admitted to having bipolar disorder, Jameela Jamil has criticised those who are making light of Kanye and his current, and very public, situation.

She writes: "Whatever you may think of either parent. Think of the innocent kids. This is not me in ANY WAY defending or excusing Kanye. But I do know enough about mental illness to know that the public/media is handling this in a way that only leads to more sadness/danger for everyone involved.

"A woman is afraid. Children are traumatized. And Kanye is making catastrophic decisions. Just stop treating it like it’s 'Real Housewives'."

Jamil also published a follow-up post whereby she clarified that the point she is attempting to make is: "We need to STOP talking about this as if it's fun."

Yesterday, Kanye released a statement on his Instagram, saying: "I’m working on my communication. I take accountability. I’m still learning in real-time. I don’t have all the answers. To be good leader is to be a good listener."

The first episode of Kayne West's documentary 'jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy' was released on Netflix this week. The three-part release will provide an in-depth look at the rapper and performer's past two decades, from before he released his first studio record in 2004, 'The College Dropout'.

Jameela Jamil will next star in Disney+/Marvel's 'She-Hulk' series, rumoured to be playing the supervillain known as Titania. The series launches on the platform later this year.