Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest athletes of all time.
Their achievements are remarkable. Their family's story - which has been brought to life in the film King Richard - is one of triumph against all odds. It tells the tale of how their father, Richard Williams, backed his daughters so much he crafted an 84-page plan, moved the family across state lines, and stopped at nothing to ensure they achieved their tennis dreams.
The film recounts how hard the Williams sisters worked and portrays the racism their entire family faced in the process. Unsurprisingly, it has been one of the most lauded movies of the year's award season.
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Venus and Serena have been at all the industry events, championing the tale of their family.
So on Oscars night - March 27, 2022 - they were set for a major celebration.
This should've been especially true, given Will Smith won the Best Actor category for his portrayal of their dad. After all, this is the highest acting accolade in film.
It should have marked not only a pinnacle in his long, illustrious career, but been a celebration of the entire film and its subjects.
Except no one is talking about that.
All anyone can talk about is the moment, about 20 minutes before the Best Actor announcement, in which Will launched himself on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock, who had made a bad joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head - a result of auto-immune disorder alopecia.