Will Smith’s memoir sheds some light on Chris Rock, sharing his’most violent trigger’

Men in Black actor Will Smith talked about his’most severe trigger’ in his memoir. He seemed to suggest that he hit Chris Rock, as he didn’t want anyone to make him feel cowardly.

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Oscars: Will Smith hits Chris Rock, after he made a joke about Jada

Will Smith’s memoir seems to shed some light on his slap at Chris Rock at the Oscars.

53-year old Men in Black actor claims that being made to feel cowardly is his’most violent trigger’ after growing up with an abusive dad.

He wrote that he saw his dad brutally make his mother look bad when he was only nine-years old. “defined who I am today more than any other moment”.

In his memoir, Will describes that his father was a “violent alcoholic” and that he thought of himself as a “coward” for not intervening in the beating.

Will Smith beat Chris Rock to protect Jada


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He stood up for her, after Chris made a joke over her shaved hair


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The book, entitled Will, was released in November and seems to help explain why Will chose Chris during Sunday’s ceremony.

Chris was kicked in the face for making a joke about Jada Pinkett’s hair.

Jada, suffering from alopecia nervosa, was not impressed when Chris informed her that he was looking for her to be in GI Jane 2 – a part Demi Moore famously shaved the head for.

Then he shouted: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth”As he returned to the audience.

Will’s actions are clearly motivated by a cause. He says it all goes back to when he witnessed his father beat his mother. He felt he had ‘failed to protect’ her.

Will smack Chris Rock


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According to MailOnlineHe wrote: “I saw her spit blood. That moment, in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment, has defined who I am today.

“Within everything I have done since then – the award and accolades, the spotlights and the attention, the characters and the laughs, there has been a subtle string of apologies to my mother for my inaction that day.

“For failing her in that moment. For failing to stand up to my father. For being a coward.”

Will also admitted in the book that his father – who he called ‘Daddio’ – was ‘violent, he was an alcoholic’ but he was also at every ‘game, play or recital’.

According to him, he also claimed that he was haunted by the feeling that he is failing the women whose love arouses in him.

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