‘Blind Side’ Blunder: Michael Oher Takes Parents To Court!

Actress Sandra Bullock has found herself at the center of a social media storm after former NFL player Michael Oher alleged that the Tuohy family, portrayed in the hit 2009 film “The Blind Side,” never legally adopted him but profited from his inspirational story. Oher’s claims have led some to question the authenticity of the heartwarming narrative depicted in the movie, with calls for Bullock to return her Oscar for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy.

Oher, whose life story served as the basis for the film, filed a petition in a Tennessee court to end the 2004 conservatorship, revealing that he only recently discovered he was never formally adopted by the Tuohy family. Oher alleges that the Tuohys gained financially from the film’s royalties, while he received nothing for the story that was essentially his life’s journey.

These allegations have prompted a backlash against Sandra Bullock on social media, as some users have demanded she apologize and return her Oscar. Critics have accused the film of perpetuating the trope of a “white savior” and playing into racial fantasies, while fans have rushed to defend the actress, pointing out that the film was based on a “true story” as presented at the time.

Amid the controversy, supporters of Bullock argue that she should not be held responsible for the alleged actions of the Tuohy family, especially in light of her recent personal loss – her partner’s battle with ALS. Actor Quinton Aaron, who portrayed Oher in the film, also defended Bullock, emphasizing that she had no control over the real-life events in question.

Representatives for the Tuohy family have vehemently denied Oher’s allegations, claiming that they gave him an equal share of the film’s earnings. Their attorney further stated that Oher had attempted to extort $15 million from them by threatening to tarnish their reputation with a negative media story.

As the social media debate rages on, the focus remains on the credibility of “The Blind Side” narrative and the impact of its portrayal on real-life events. As fans passionately defend Sandra Bullock’s role, the controversy brings attention to the complexities of turning real stories into Hollywood films and the ethical responsibilities of both the filmmakers and the subjects.

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