The Internet Is Wildly Divided On How Sandra Bullock Should React To ‘blind Side’ Lawsuit

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Sandra Bullock has come under fire for her lead role in “The Blind Side” after Micheal Oher filed a lawsuit against the Tuohys for making millions off his story without legally adopting him. Fourteen years after she starred in “The Blind Side,” Sandra is sadly ensnared in the legal drama surrounding the tuohy family, just few weeks after loosing her long time partner Randall.

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The movie which was directed by John Lee Hancock, tells the story of Black NFL player Michael Oher, who had been taken in by an affluent white couple, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, after living in foster homes during his teenage years. Yet fourteen years after the movie premiered, Oher has sued the Tuohy family for not truly adopting him but using his story to make money and paint themselves as the perfect white couples.

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This new development has caused several outrage amongst fans. Some fans have gone as far as to demand that Bullock return the Oscar she won for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in the 2009 film. Even before the publicity of this legal drama, “The Blind Side” has been criticized as an example of a “white savior” story. However, Bullock and Tim McGraw received widespread acclaim for their portrayal of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy. In 2010, Bullock won an Academy Award for her performance

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Earlier this week, the real-life Oher ― who played for the Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens and the Carolina Panthers before retiring in 2017 ― filed a lawsuit alleging that the Tuohys never legally adopted him, as depicted in the film. In a statement with Today news after filing the complaint Oher wrote “I am disheartened by the revelation shared in the lawsuit (Aug. 14). This is a difficult situation for my family and me. I want to ask everyone to please respect our privacy at this time. For now, I will let the lawsuit speak for itself and will offer no further comment.”

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Following this news, the internet has been divided with opinions of fans. One fan tweeted “I think Leigh Anne Tuohy needs to be in jail and Sandra Bullock needs to give that Oscar back cause that whole movie was just more white savior BS anyhow,”

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She should have to give back her Oscar right, and man do we need to start checking these good feeling stories.” Another person wrote.

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Others, however, have shown compassion for the Sandra who recently lost her longtime partner, Bryan Randall due to ALS earlier this month.

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“Sandra Bullock has proven time and again how good she is and she just lost her partner to ALS. She didn’t do anything other than play a role with information about the subjects that is now grossly different. Leave her the fuck alone and pretend the Oscar is for Gravity.” Sidney Joel Stokes tweeted.

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On the other hand, Reacting to this suit, In a statement released with, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy’s attorney, Marty Singer, called Oher’s petition “outlandish,” “hurtful and absurd.' Singer also claimed that Oher has previously threatened the Tuohys and this was just a different tactics in order to get money from them.

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In another part of the statement he added; “The idea that the Tuohys have ever sought to profit off Mr. Oher is not only offensive, it is transparently ridiculous, the family opened their home to a then-high schooler Oher and treated him like a son and one of their three children.”

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