Sandra Bullock fans have furiously hit back at trolls who are demanding she be ‘stripped of her Oscar’ amid the controversy surrounding the Tuohy family.
The Tuohy family and their relationship with Michael Oher became the inspiration for the life-affirming 2009 drama, The Blind Side.
Sandra starred as tough-talking matriarch Leigh Anne, who takes a homeless 17-year-old Oher (Quinton Aaron) in before helping him find his calling as an American football player.
The film was praised for its heartwarming qualities, and the retelling of the life-story of Oher, who as an offensive tackle went on to play eight seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers and Tennesee Titans.
He also won the Super Bowl in 2012 as the starting right tackle for the team, with Leigh Anne making frequent appearances alongside him during games.
Bullock beat out the likes of Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Gabourey Sidibe and Natalie Portman for the Best Leading Actress Oscar in 2010 for her portrayal of Leigh Anne.
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One wrote: “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’.” alongisde a video of two people fighting in a brutal scrap.
While another added: “Sandra Bullock should give her Oscar back. She knows she didn’t deserve that s**t.”
A third wrote: “I think it’s only right that Sandra Bullock give her Oscar back in solidarity,” while a fourth suggested: “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.”
However, with Bullock still grieving the loss of her long-time partner, who died last week after a private battle with ALS, and with the actress having no direct connection to the Tuohy family, others have been jumping to her defence – calling those who want to drag her down ‘sick’.
“Let’s leave #SandraBullock alone She is a treasure and has been through hell!!” one fan wrote on X.
“Why does everyone want Sandra Bullock to make a statement?” added another. “She had nothing to do with it.
“Plus, she just lost her husband so all this is just heartless. Also, how come these people aren’t going after Tim McGraw who was also in the movie? Both had nothing to do with it.”
While a third stated she should give her Oscar back “only if Sandra Bullock knew all along that she was the one who actually adopted Oher & wrongfully let the Tuohy take credit & make cash off of it.”
“Otherwise, she was just handed a script & showed up at the office,” they added.
“Idgaf what a mf got to say,” added a fourth. “Y’all not canceling Sandra Bullock over that movie. Y’all better scram and focus y’all outrage on the actual family. Tf is this!?”