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“Blind Side” Mother’s Feelgood Caption Disputed

Now, see.

This is why I never watched “The Blind Side.”  After I learned that real-life inspiration and subject of the film, Michael Oher, disapproved of significant elements of the “feel-good” story as signed off on by his adopted mother Leighanne Touhy.

Sounds like Miss Touhy is still a tad confused in the storytelling department.

In a story that is scandalizing social media, Touhy put up an Instagram post earlier this week patting herself on the back for seemingly racially profiling two Black teens in her store.  Please read the self congratulatory initial post. Then, do bring your eyes back up here, won’t you? I’ll wait…

So today, a fellow Instagrammer who does look an awful lot like one of these boys Touhy helped responds saying: “I wouldn’t say she racist however I didn’t actually know why she came up to us until she posted the picture and in her caption she explained the comment her friend made which we were completely unaware of.”  He also wrote that he didn’t think Leigh Anne’s intention were negative, but he did not like the caption nor did he and his companion need the money she mentioned.   Whomp.

An all-out war of words has broken out under the image.  Fill up your tea cup like Kermit and read away.

We see what we want! It’s the gospel truth! These two were literally huddled over in a corner table nose to nose and the person with me said “I bet they are up to no good” well you know me… I walked over, told them to scoot over. After 10 seconds of dead silence I said so whats happening at this table? I get nothing.. I then explained it was my store and they should spill it… They showed me their phones and they were texting friends trying to scrape up $3.00 each for the high school basketball game! Well they left with smiles, money for popcorn and bus fare. We gave to STOP judging people and assuming and pigeon holing people! Don’t judge a book by its cover or however you’d like to express the sentiment! Accept others and stoping seeing what you want to see!!! #LeighAnnesSundaySermon #BelieveInOthers

A photo posted by @leighannetuohy on