- Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for 'The Blind Side'
- Fans online are calling for her to give it back
- THIS is why she is in hot water
Sandra Bullock has been subjected to a lot of rough online comments after disturbing new claims made by former NFL star Michael Oher, who inspired Bullock’s 2009 film, 'The Blind Side.' The story goes that Leigh Anne Touhy, played by Bullock in the film, adopted the real life Michael Oher and took him under her wing to get him into college, thanks to his ability to play football. But real life seems far less glamorous than the movies! The 37-year-old offensive tackle alleged in court documents this week that guardians Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy never actually adopted him, but still profited from his success. For many online, the debate surrounding racism was quick to emerge.
Did Sandra even know about this?
The movie, which became a hit with audiences all over the world, was adapted from the 2006 book 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,' written by Michael Lewis. The book recounts the story of Oher, one of thirteen children born to a drug-addicted mother, and his rise to football stardom after being taken in by the seemingly generous Tuohy family. Right now, Sandra is in the middle of mourning her late partner Bryan Randall who has recently passed away, but that hasn't stopped critics for lashing out. Many have insisted that Bullock is somehow complicit in the depressing allegations.
"Sandra Bullock should give her Oscar back," declared sports commentator Brandon Walker on X. "She knows she didn’t deserve that s – – t!" And that's just one of many dissenting voices.
Another user on X wrote, "So Sandra Bullock should have to give back her Oscar right, and man do we need to start checking these good feeling stories. The parents blocked $300 in earnings the movie from him getting any of it and gave the money to their real children? WOOOOOOOW!"
As TMZ reports, another one says, "If the Michael Oher allegations are true then we have to go AND TAKE THE OSCAR back from Sandra Bullock and give it to Gabourey Sidibe for 'Precious'." But Sandra also has a lot of fans, and many were quick to come to the actress' aid in the comments.
One said this: "Not y'all calling for Sandra Bullock's Oscar to be revoked. It ain't her fault the real life people were exploitative scammers and thieves," and another thought this: "You know Sandra Bullock deserved her Oscar because she acted so well, she made the Tuohy family likeable."
Bullock herself has yet to comment on the rumours, and it is unlikely she will do so anytime soon. After all, she is no condition to be in public right now as she is still grieving.