Actress Roseanne Barr has sparked controversy by claiming that Marie Osmond's son killed himself because he was gay. The sitcom star made the allegations on her blog, and said that Osmond's Mormon faith was to blame for the year-old's death. Michael Blosil, the singer's adopted son, was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building last week.
London - Actress Roseanne Barr has sparked controversy by claiming that Marie Osmond's son killed himself because he was gay. The sitcom star made the allegations on her blog, and said that Osmond's Mormon faith was to blame for the year-old's death. Michael Blosil, the singer's adopted son, was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building last week.
Writes Barr :. Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter!
As for same-sex marriage, Osmond noted, "I believe in [my daughter's] civil rights, as a mother. I think that my daughter deserves everything that she desires in life. She's a good girl.
Osmond's son jumped to his death from the roof of his apartment building this past February after struggling with substance abuse and depression. To help cope with the loss, Osmond made the controversial decision to go back to work, performing with her brother Donny in Las Vegas, the day after her son's funeral. For the first time since the incident, Osmond is speaking out about what she proclaims as the hardest thing she's ever had to go through.
In her first interview since her year-old son, Michael Blosil, committed suicide, Marie Osmond opened up about his struggle with depression, drugs, and his sexuality. And it wouldn't matter if he was. I have a daughter who is gay, and it was my daughter who was offended by it, like, 'What?
Marie Osmond 's son Michael Blosil tragically committed suicide just over eight months ago. But it might as well have been yesterday, given her obviously and understandably still-raw grief, which was made very apparent during her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey this morning. Osmond, who couldn't stop the tears from flowing on and off throughout the interview, started at the beginning: on the morning of Feb.
On Feb. Her son, Michael, committed suicide at the age of Osmond sat down to talk to FOX about it all. Osmond: Never, never, never.
By JD Uy on March 7, If that is true, then I owe a huge apology to the Osmond family and to Marie Osmond for the words I wrote here. I just reacted and said what I said because I have known so many gay mormon kids who committed suicide, as well as non mormon gay kids too.