During the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony, there were several surprising moments, including an unpleasant wardrobe malfunction involving Venus Williams’ dress, which led to the cloth slipping to exposing her nipple.
Will Smith made a reference to two tennis players in his acceptance speech after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film “King Richard.” Smith won the award for his role in the film. The Williams sisters were caught on camera at that same instant, and enraged tennis fans quickly took to Twitter to share screenshots of the embarrassing event.
At the event, which took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, both Venus and Serena Williams were present. During their time there, they witnessed the contentious incident in which Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock.
Venus Williams Major Nip Slip at the Oscars
A wardrobe malfunction that was so subtle that it could have been missed entirely was caught on camera by attentive fans on Twitter during the most chaotic Oscars ceremony in the show’s illustrious history.
Venus Williams had a minor slip-up with her plunging gown shortly after Will Smith’s sobbing best actor win and furious tirade at Chris Rock drove the internet into overdrive, and the live broadcast accidentally captured it.
During the emotional post-slap speech that Will Smith gave, the camera turned to Venus and Serena Williams, the subjects of Smith’s film King Richard. Venus could be seen attempting to hide her chest as the fabric fell, revealing her nipple. Serena Williams was also seen doing the same thing.
How Chris Rock Action Diverted the Fans Attention?
On March 28, Chris Rock made a joke on stage that was directed against Jada Pinkett Smith, who was present in the crowd at the time. The comedian drew parallels between the short hairstyle worn by Pinkett Smith and the one worn by Demi Moore in the film G.I. Jane, which was released in 1997.
The host of Red Table Talk has revealed in the past that she suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune illness that results in hair thinning.
Will Smith, who had been sitting in the audience next to his wife at the time, made his way up onto the platform and smacked Chris Rock across the face. After taking his seat, the actor known for his role in the Suicide Squad yelled, “Keep the name of my wife out of your f***ing mouth!”
Because the fans were so preoccupied with the slap, they failed to realise that tennis superstar Venus Williams had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.
Will Smith Extended His Apologies
During his winning speech, Will Smith extended his apologies to the Academy as well as the other candidates for his reaction to Rock’s comments. “I’m not crying for winning an award, it’s not about winning an award for me,” said Smith.
“It’s about being able to shine light on all of the people. Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father just like they said about Mr. Williams. Love makes you do crazy things. “I want to apologise to the Academy. I want to apologize to my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment. I hope the Academy invites me back.”
The well-known actor also emphasised on Twitter that he would give the American comedian a hug if the latter were to apologise to Smith personally for the prank. Smith was the target of the joke.
Venus Williams Gorgeous Look at the Show
Before her wardrobe malfunction at the awards presentation, Venus Williams posted a photo of her look to Instagram. In the photo, she is seen wearing shoes by Stuart Weitzman and jewellery by Tiffany & Co.
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“I’ve tried my best to prepare for every moment in life,” she wrote in her caption. “I’ve trained my mind, body soul and spirit to be prepared and ready for anything that comes my way. Until now…. Until now… I could have never dreamed or prepared to be at the @theacademy awards for a film that tells my FAMILY’S story.
“This is beyond my dream. What can I tell you. Keep dreaming. Keep working. Keep fighting. You don’t know where life might take you. I’m from Compton, California. And now I’m allow the way here. Its so good to BE ALIVE!”
How Fans Responded After Her Malfunction?
Some attentive fans noticed Venus Williams’ wardrobe malfunction, but most were too preoccupied with the slap drama between Will Smith and Chris Rock to notice. On social media, they admitted that the smack was more memorable than any minor slip-up.
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One admirer said on Twitter, “Seems that #willsmith speech slapped #VenusWilliams boob right outta her dress 👗#Oscars2022 #willsmith #theslappening.”
Another Twitter user said, “Venus Williams is going to be really grateful for Will Smith for taking all of the heat off of her wardrobe malfunction. #Oscars.”