Barr Takes Aim At Osmond's Faith Over Son's Death

Outspoken comedienne ROSEANNE BARR has taken to her controversial blog to slam the Mormon faith - insisting MARIE OSMOND's son MICHAEL killed himself because he was "gay".
Osmond's adopted 18 year old son Michael Blosil was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building last week (26Feb10). It is suspected the teen jumped to his death, and is said to have battled depression.
And former Roseanne star Barr is adamant Blosil was homosexual - and has unleashed her wrath on the Osmond family's Mormon beliefs, alleging he took his own life for fear his sexuality would shame his mother.
She writes, "Marie Osmond's poor gay son killed himself. He had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that 'depression' is a lie!
"Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about it's extremely anti-gay crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter! Hey I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love
and respect instead of insults and rebuke! I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot a** and taking names!"
Barr adds her own message to the late teen: "If I had been your mom, I would have told you that some of the greatest and smartest and most artistic people who ever lived were gay. I would have shielded you from bigots who tore at your soul, like the ones that unfortunately were closest to you. To all the gay Mormon children out there in the world, I will be your mom! I love you!"


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Ahhhh, Life behind the Zion Curtain!
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Those statements are uncalled for. It does not matter whether he was gay or not . He's someones child and he was loved. I bet she never lost a child or grandchild. My 9 month old grandson died in he's sleep on July 20 2009. He wasn't gay.So why hurt someone who is already hurting. Hope she feels better. What did Marie Osmond ever do to her.
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BARR'S WORD ARE UNCALLED FOR. YOU SEE IN THE PIX WHO SHE IS STANDING BESIDE, MOORE, THAT IS ANOTHER STORY. BARR SHOULD SLAM HIM. LAY OFF MS, OSMOND SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH. IMMATERIAL IF THE YOUNG MAN WAS GAY OR NOT. MAYBE BARR AND MOORE SHOULD JUMP OFF GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. HER WORDS ARE TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR. GET OFF THE RELIGION FACTOR ALSO. LEAVE MS OSMOND ALONE. SHE HAS HAD ENOUGH PITFALLS.
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this article makes me angry. roseanne doesnt know what she's talking about. its never been established or reported that michael was gay. even if he was, he saw how supportive his mother is of his sister jessica, who came out. marie went public showing her love and support for her children. i dont believe for one minute that he killed himself because he was gay or he didnt want to bring shame to his mother. come on, i think if marie had a choice, a gay son who is alive and well, or a son who killed himself, i think she'd take the 1st choice. kids just dont kill themselves because they are gay. so, unless michael stood face to face with roseanne and said, yeah rosie, i am gay and im so afraid of bringing shame to my mom, that im going to jump from 8 stories to my death, then i think rosie needs to shut the hell up and find something positive and constructive to do with her time. shes only looking for attention and using this tradegy to get it. shame on you roseanne.
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Roseanne Barr: "To all the gay kids out there- I will be your mom! I love you!" Yep, you're mental alright. It's all about you, and your 'need' to feel successful as a parent. After all, anyone paying attention to pop culture in the last 20 years remembers all the crap her kids got into, and why they did. Not her fault. Ever. And she's such a great mom? I guess that's why she had her daughter shipped off to a 'program' in the San Berdo Mts. and was obviously a wonderful mother and the reason her kids go to rehab? Certainly it's nothing that she ever said or did for/to them. She's a great mom and any problems they might have, well, hey, not her fault.
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Roseanne, I have defended you and your family situation my entire adult life. My aunt and you were best friends growing up in Salt Lake City. In fact, my grandmother's diary has the details of your accident and when you were in your coma. I know that you were hurt by many "Mormons." I cannot, however, support or condone your comments. The fact that you chose such a public forum to make such unfounded accusations has forced me to face the reality that you are a mean-spirited woman. How dare you shovel this sort of guilt when you, of all people, know what it is like to have another "celebrity" call you on the carpet about your family! You have made me very sad and angry this evening.
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Gee, Rosanne, do you not have anything better to do with your time but to shoot other families down especially while they are going through a terrible tragedy such as MS. Osmond?You are a rude and obnoxious woman and i always thought you were; never a fan of yours by all means!! Please have some respect for the Osmond Family and basically; MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!! Thank you!
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SHUT UP ROSEANNE!! Who are you to judge!?! You know nothing about this loving family. Marie and her family need all the love and support they can get right now. If you can't send your condolences then you just need to keep quiet!
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Barr is a classic example of someone with a mental illness lashing out at her own demons. Sorry you had a rotten childhood. You are past middle school age. Time to get past the trauma issues and accept responsibility for behavior that has obviously wrecked your career. Attacking someone when they are grieving a loss, shows you to be no better than an animal, and a coward.
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How dare you Roseanne Barr???? To make a comment like this, that is absolutely NONE of your business is totally absurd. You are about the pourest excuse for an American Citizen that I have ever seen.Marie Osmond, and her whole family are the most caring and loving people you could ever know.I love Marie so very much, and to think YOU would dare make such a terrible comment about anyone is very shameful.Marie, is hurting over the loss of her beloved Micheal, and this certainly does not involve you in any way!!! KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT!!!!You always have been a disgrace to society. You need to move somewhere far, far away and leave all of us human beings in America alone!!!!Don't you ever make another comment about anyone like that when you don't even know what you are talking about, whether it is true or not makes no difference. Marie is a wonderful Mother and a very loving one!!!!SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!
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