After the infamous “Oscar Slap” actor Will Smith has decided to seek out therapy to explore his “unresolved childhood issues” that he is “battling to save his career and reputation,” according to the Daily Mail.
“A source close to Mark Manson, who co-wrote Smith’s 2021 memoir ‘Will,’ said the actor was ‘deeply triggered’ by Rock’s comments about his wife’s alopecia, as it took him straight back to his traumatic childhood,” the Daily Mail reported. “Friends claim Smith reacted violently after he felt like a ‘coward’ for failing to intervene when he saw his father brutally beat up his mother aged nine.”
Will Smith has since apologized for slapping Chris Rock during the Oscars Sunday night. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.”
The “source” said Smith was “horrified by the turn of events and is filled with a deep sense of shame.”
“He is happy to have some more therapy for his unresolved childhood issues and will do what he can to make good on his momentary lapse in judgment. Essentially, though, Will was deeply triggered by Chris’ demeaning comments about his wife’s alopecia. He was taken straight back to childhood, seeing his mum getting abused by his dad. This time he didn’t take it sitting down and retaliated as, unfortunately, 50 million people across the globe all saw,” the source said.