Tennis: How did Serena Williams react to Will Smth's slap to Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022?

Tennis: How did Serena Williams react to Will Smth’s slap to Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022?

The legendary American tennis player Serena Williams was present at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony to witness the very likely Oscar that would be taken, and ended up being taken by Will Smithwho played her father Richard Williams in the movie “King Richard“.

However, while seated next to her sister, fellow tennis player Venus WilliamsSerena witnessed Will Smith open-handedly slapping Chris Rockwho made a joke regarding the premature baldness of Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of the famous and now controversial actor.

Serena Williams’ reaction

Tea highest Grand Slam winning tennis player in WTA history shared her reaction to witnessing the aforementioned event and started her video with an image of herself with her mouth open in absolute surprise and shortly after she said what she did at the time of the incident.

“I just sat down,” Williams said.

She simply could not credit what was happening, when Smith stood up from her spot and punched the comedian’s face after he compared the actor’s wife to Demi Moore and her role in the movie “GI Jane” in which she shaved her head to perform her performance.

What upset Smith is that, unlike Moore, his wife has no hair due to a medical condition known as alopecia, which causes rapid hair loss.

Will Smith’s words about Richard Williams

After being awarded Best ActorWill Smith in his acceptance speech, apologized to several people, and spoke about the father of Venus and Serena Williams.

“I want to apologize to the academy and I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” Smith said. “This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying about winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me, 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 Richard Williamsbut love will make you do crazy things.”


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