Venus Williams, 41, appeared to be trying to cover her chest as her plunging neckline opened up during the dramatic night in which actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face
Venus Williams suffered a wardrobe blunder at the Oscars while watching Will Smith deliver his acceptance speech for Best Actor after beating Chris Rock.
The sports star’s Elie Saab dress slipped down to reveal one of her nipples, forcing cameras to quickly crop away during the live broadcast.
The 41-year-old stunned in the white plunging dress with a silver lining.
While the ABC show focused on Venus and her sister Serena, it quickly switched to the Oscars logo.
It’s not clear if the cameras cut due to a technical error or because of Venus’ outfit.
She appears to be holding one arm across her chest – possibly in an attempt to cover herself.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the slip and took to Twitter.
One wrote: “Has anyone else seen Venus Williams Nip Slip????
“Okay I know I can’t be the only one who caught this but gosh nobody told my sister @Venuseswilliams she had nip panties!!!!
“Just saying I love her but who is near her because you all failed my girl!!! @serenawilliams where have you been???!!! Lol,” wrote another.
Earlier in the night, Will Smith became the most talked about element of the event after he slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
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Will, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of the Williams sisters’ father, Richard Williams, took to the stage and punched Chris after comparing Jada to Demi Moore in GI Jane.
Jada, who has alopecia, rolled her eyes after the comedian did the dig, but Will allowed it to overwhelm him.
Fans said the failure of Venus was completely overshadowed by Will’s controversial outburst.
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“Will Smith’s slap was so shocking that nobody cared when Venus Williams’ nipples popped out,” one person tweeted.
“I have a feeling Venus Williams’ Nip Slip wouldn’t even make a top 10 highlights pack for this year’s #Oscars,” joked another user.
In his acceptance speech, Will “King” described Richard as “a fierce defender of his family.”
“At this time in my life, I am overwhelmed by what God is asking of me to do and be in this world,” he added.
Richard, through his son Chavoita LeSane, told NBC News, “We don’t know all the details of what happened.”
“But we don’t condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it’s in self-defense.”
Chavoita, who has acted as his spokesman since Richard suffered a stroke, added, “Williams was quite surprised.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/venus-williams-accidentally-exposed-boobs-26588175 Venus Williams accidentally bared her boobs at the Oscars after Will Smith's slapping drama