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Michael Oher Responds to Steve Jobs Controversy: Reaction was Terrible

Most people know Michael Oher because his story was told through the popular book and movie The Blind Side. Oher is no longer playing on “the blind side,” (he’s been moved to right tackle), but he received attention last week for a tweet he sent when Apple CEO Steve Jobs died.

“Can somebody help me out?” he wrote on Twitter. “Who was Steve Jobs!”

Oher’s tweet seemed lazy at the least — if he knows how to operate Twitter from his phone, why didn’t he just perform a quick Google search to find out? Or maybe he was trying to prove a point: although many people were acting like the world had come to an end, there were some people who didn’t know of Jobs. The ultimate irony was that Oher was tweeting from an iPhone — one of Jobs’ finest creations.

In an article published Thursday in the Carroll County Times, Oher responded to the Jobs controversy. The lineman said he was caught off guard by the harsh reaction to his question about Jobs and defended himself.

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