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DeSantis says “Blind Side” debacle would never happen in Florida

Former NFL player Michael Oher, the inspiration behind the 2009 Academy Award-winning film, “The Blind Side,” alleged in a petition filed in Tennessee court on Monday that he was never legally adopted by the Tuohy family as stated in the film, but rather tricked into a conservatorship that solely benefited that family and also that he has never received any money from the film, a situation that Governor Ron DeSantis says could never occur in Florida.

“I don’t know what kind of outfit they’re running down there in Tennessee but that would never happen in Florida,” he said. “Not as long as I would theoretically have something to say about it.”

Oher accuses Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy of lying to him by having him sign papers making them his conservators rather than his adoptive parents.

DeSantis responded to that, saying “That’s what I’m talking about all the time. If some perfectly innocent white family finds a big, Black buck to be their meal ticket, this whole ‘WOKE’ notion of telling the truth shouldn’t be able to come along and wreck that. I mean, it’s not like he was a so-called slave.”

“This is what happens when you try erasing the wrong history. If we had not taken down those civil war statues, people like Michael Oher would still recognize the Confederate Generals as the heroes they are,” said DeSantis. “This isn’t necessarily a relevant comparison but it’s something I feel passionate about. The point is that ‘Blind Side’ story was perfect and should have ended exactly the way it did; with the white people as the heroes and with Sandra Bullock as a blonde.” 

“If they are going to change history like this, they should go back and do ‘Remember the Titans’ so Ryan Gosling is the white guy who dies and then he can’t grow up to be Ken in the Barbie movie,” he added. 

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