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Fans Ask Sandra Bullock to Return Her Oscar

By Orgesta Tolaj


17 August 2023

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© Warner Bros

Ever since the controversy around Michael Oher’s adoption scandal erupted, fans have been demanding that Sandra Bullock should return her Oscar for “Blind Side”.

For those who don’t know, earlier this week, news broke out that Michael Oher is taking legal action against his “foster” parents. The NFL star claimed that he was promised adoption, but was tricked into signing conservatorship papers instead.

Read more: Did They Lie? – The Michael Oher Adoption Controversy

What Does Sandra Bullock Have to Do With this?

The entire situation was blown out of proportion as people realized that Michael Oher’s story was the one that inspired the “Blind Side” movie. Sandra Bullock, who starred in the movie, has received an Academy Award for her performance.

This has now sparked a discussion, where people are saying that since the real-life Oher got mistreated by the Tuohy family, the movie is not depicting the truth. Fans are specifically attacking Sandra Bullock, who played the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy. The real-life Mrs. Tuohy is claiming that Oher’s accusations are untrue.

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The issue further intensified when Michael Oher claimed that he got no royalties from the “Blind Side” movie. This angered fans even further as they discussed the double standards of Bullock earning millions from the movie while Oher got nothing.

Co-Star Reacts to the Controversy

Quinton Aaron, the actor known for his portrayal of Michael Oher in the movie, has spoken out to defend Sandra Bullock from any negative attention. In an interview with TMZ, Aaron made it clear that the real-life story and the film’s narrative are distinct.

He stated:

Sandra Bullock didn’t have anything to do with the real story that we’re reading as of right now.

Aaron went on to emphasize that Bullock’s performance was exceptional and should not be criticized due to factors beyond her control.

Some fans also came to the actress’s defense as they called people out for blaming Bullock for any of the allegations. They clarified that this is a real-life issue, while Sandra Bullock only played a character in a movie. One fan even claimed: “Now what y’all NOT gon do is blame Sandra Bullock for that Blind Side mess. If that lady fooled everybody, even journalists and the “adoptee” how was Sandy supposed to know? Shut UP“.

Sandra Bullock and Michael Oher have not commented on the issue yet.

Which side of the story are you on? Do you think Sandra Bullock should return her Oscar for “Blind Side”?

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