In response to troubling new allegations made by former NFL player Michael Oher, who served as the inspiration for Sandra Bullock’s 2009 film “The Blind Side,” Sandra Bullock has received some unfavourable responses.
In court docs filed this week, the 37-year-old offensive tackle claimed that even though guardians Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy never actually adopted him, they still benefited from his accomplishment.
The book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” from 2006 served as the inspiration for the film. It was written by Michael Lewis and centres on Oher, one of thirteen kids raised by a drug addict, and his ascent to football glory after being adopted by the affable Tuohy family.
On social media, some armchair analysts are passing snap judgements and believing the actress, who is mourning the recent death of partner Bryan Randall, is somehow involved in the depressing dispute.
Brandon Walker, a sports commentator, blasted Sandra Bullock on X, saying that she should return her Oscar. “She is aware that she didn’t deserve that s–t.”
Many admirers have jumped to Bullock’s defence, saying that the actress, 59, took a job and is not accountable for anything else, nearly drowning out the chorus of criticism hurled at the “Miss Congeniality” actress.
One supporter countered, “Now what y’all NOT gon do is blame Sandra Bullock for that Blind Side mess.” How was Sandy expected to know if that lady tricked everyone, including journalists and the adoptee? Keep quiet.”
Richard Roeper, a critic for films and television, defended Sandra Bullock for her role in the fictionalised adaption of “The Blind Side.” “To blame her for the new and extremely disturbing allegations regarding the true-life story is completely misguided and unfair.”
“Sandra Bullock has proven time and again how good she is and she just lost her partner to ALS,” another fan fumed. “She didn’t do anything other than play a role with information about the subjects that is now grossly different.”
“Leave her the f – – k alone and pretend the Oscar is for ‘Gravity,’” they added.
Both Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, who served as inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, have denied the allegations, stating that they are “devastated.”