Why do people want Sandra Bullock's Oscar for The Blind Side to be revoked?
Sandra Bullock is currently the subject of a social media pile-on due to her role in The Blind Side.
The 2009 movie told the true story of Michael Oher, a young man from a background of poverty who eventually becomes an offensive lineman in the NFL with the help of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy.
Bullock played Leigh Anne and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Fourteen years after the release of the film, the real Oher filed a lawsuit against the Tuohy family, alleging that they never actually adopted him, but rather created a conservatorship that would enable them to monetise Oher's story via business deals and the actual creation of the movie about his life.
Some online commenters have suggested that Bullock be stripped of her Oscar, but Quinton Aron, who played Oher in the movie, thinks those suggestions are ridiculous.
“There’s a lot of hate being spread around nowadays. And there’s you know, someone asked me, there are people saying things that, ‘Oh maybe you should strip Sandra of her title…her Oscar.’ I’m like, ‘For what?'” Aaron told Fox News
“There’s nothing that says she had anything to do with this. She was an actress who got hired to do a job, and she did it so well that she was rewarded for it. Why would you take that reward just because of what’s going on today, 14 years later?”
Bullock is currently dealing with a personal tragedy after the recent death of her longtime partner, Bryan Randall. Aron wants her to be left in peace.
“I wish they would just leave her alone because, you know, she’s going through her own things right now, you know with the love she just lost. You know, she suffered a great loss,” he added.
In 2022, Bullock appeared in Bullet Train, thereafter she informed fans that she would be taking a year away from acting.