Pete Davidson has been in trauma therapy due to Kanye West’s online bullying: Source

Pete Davidson Kanye West

Pete Davidson Kanye West

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pete davidson is seeking help for online harassment at the hands of kanye-westa source close to the comedian tells PEOPLE.

As of April this year, the saturday night live The 28-year-old alum “has been in trauma therapy largely” due to threatening posts West, 45, has posted numerous times on social media while Davidson was dating the rapper’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

“The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete]and has had to seek help,” says the source.

The source adds that Davidson, who recently split Kardashian, 41, “has no regrets about dating Kim and wants to make it very clear that she has been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship.”

“Going forward, he just wants to focus on his career,” the source adds of Davidson.

A representative for West did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Pete Davidson, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Pete Davidson, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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Last week, Davidson and the SKIMS mogul decided to go their separate ways after nine months of dating.

“Part of the reason they broke up was because of their busy schedules,” a source previously told PEOPLE of the couple, who first dated in October 2021. “They both travel all the time and it was tough.”

After their breakup made headlines, West reacted on Instagram Monday morning with a since-deleted post that featured an image of an upset person. New York Times newspaper with a headline that read: “Skete Davidson Dead at 28.

Beneath the headline, another part of the fake demo read, “Kid Cudi intended to play at the funeral, but was afraid of bottle shooters,” a nod to an incident that occurred at the Rolling Loud Miami Festival last month, where fans in attendance threw water bottles to the. (Cudi, 38, and West have admitted to beef of theirs.)

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson

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Now, a source tells PEOPLE that Davidson and Kardashian’s respective teams have reached out to Instagram about the post.

“His team and Kim’s team have repeatedly reached out to Instagram asking for the platform to be a safer space,” the source says, also pointing to West’s repeated attacks as one of the reasons Davidson “has been absent from social networks.

A source close to Kardashian also tells PEOPLE that Davidson’s involvement in trauma therapy played no role in their breakup. “Kim doesn’t tolerate this kind of behavior from Kanye,” says the source.

“She’s upset about the breakup. But the schedule made it very difficult and the fact that they lived in two different cities,” adds the source, reiterating the reason for the couple’s split.

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West had previously launched several attacks on the former couple, both online and in the press, on several occasions, including in a video for his single “Eazy”, in which the rapper kidnapped, tied up and buried a claymation version of Davidson, among other instances.

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During exhaustion Pete Davidson Presents: Best Friends to show in the Netflix is ​​a prank fest Earlier this year, Davidson opened up about his experience with Kardashian in the midst of her divorce from West, telling the audience, “How’s your year going? Good? I had a really weird year.”

“I had an AIDS scare this year. Yes, I did,” he continued. “And you’re like, ‘Pete, wow. What’s going on in your life? Are you sharing needles? Are you doing heroin? Are you having tons of unprotected sex?’ No. Kanye told me he had AIDS. And he’s a genius. So I was like, ‘Oh f—‘. I was like, ‘I better call my doctor. The guy who did college dropout thinks I have AIDS.

Davidson joked about visiting the doctor’s office over the matter, saying “maybe” the Yeezy designer was “right” after all. “Then a doctor told me I don’t have AIDS. It just looks like I do. So it’s something else entirely,” he said.

Continuing to mock West’s own insult to him, Davidson said it’s “old school” to say that given that the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic was in the mid-1980s.”John Mulaney my name is. He’s like, ‘AIDS? You should spread the word that he has polio,'” he joked, referring to a disease he has been eradicated in the United States since 1979.

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