The recent revelation of surprising facts about The Blind Side’s sports biography sparked a massive backlash on social media, with some angry onlookers lashing out at… Sandra Bullock. For some reason. The fallout came as a result of the revelations of the true story protagonist, former American football player Michael Oher, who revealed that much of the conspiracy was a lie and even filed a lawsuit accusing the Tuohy family of tricking him into signing a document in order to become his legit. guardian, not adoption. And now there are those who think Bullock should give her back the Best Actress award.
The Blind Side: Sandra Bullock’s Controversy and Defense After Shocking Revelations
“Sandra Bullock Should Get Her Oscar Backsaid sportscaster Brandon Walker. “**She knows she doesn’t deserve this **a,” he added. Bullock won his first Academy Award for his role as Leigh Ann Tuohy, who, at least in the film version of The Blind Side, adopted Michael Oher and helped him achieve his athletic dreams.
Of course, since these revelations were so recent, it’s unlikely that Bullock had any idea that the story he helped tell was so false and damaging to Oher.
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Fortunately, far more fans came to Bullock’s defense than attacked her. The actress’s fans have flocked to social media to support her stance, with some even suggesting that she be considered an Oscar for her role in the 2013 sci-fi thriller Gravity.
Even those who are critical of The Blind Side and the way the story was told have come to Bullock’s defense in the wake of these recent accusations.
Michael Oher filed a lawsuit claiming that Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy never actually adopted him, but created a legal guardian who allows them to do business and profit on his behalf. He also stated that while The Blind Side grossed $309 million on a $29 million budget, it didn’t get anything in its history. “Where the other parents of Michael’s classmates simply saw Michael as a needy good boy, they (Tuohy) saw something else: a naive youth whose athletic talents could be used to their advantage,” the lawsuit says.
“Michael Oher discovered this lie, to his regret and embarrassment, in February 2023, when he learned that the legal guardian he agreed to, on the basis that he was going to make him a member of the Tuohy family, did not actually provide him with any family connection. with Tuohy,” the document says.
Released in 2009 and directed by John Lee Hancock, The Blind Side tells the supposedly true story of Michael Oher, an American football player who overcame a difficult childhood to play in the NFL with the help and kindness of Sean and Leigh Ann Tuohy.
Starring Sandra Bullock as Leigh Ann Tuohy, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy and Quinton Aaron as Oher, The Blind Side was met with mixed reviews from critics and was embroiled in several controversies along with the latest allegations.