WTF Alert: Roseanne Barr Blames Suicide of Marie Osmond's Son on Sexual Preference, Church

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Late last month, the 17-year old son of Marie Osmond jumped from his Los Angeles apartment building and killed himself.

It was a tragic event and the reaction of most celebrities was to pass along their sympathy to the family before politely leaving the Osmonds alone. Except for Roseanne Barr, that is.

Old Marie Osmond Pic

The former sitcom star has taken to her blog and randomly cited Marie's son's homosexuality as the basis for his death, placing a lot of blame on the Osmond's church and pretty much calling Marie a liar.

She wrote the following:

marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself... because 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 its 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 ass and taking names!

She continued:

Marie please don't talk about how your faith in your church has helped you get through this one! Please get some integrity and tell that church of yours that you will leave it and stop giving it ten percent of your money if they don't stop trying to destroy your kids' and all gay people's civil rights and dreams and hopes!!

G-d is trying to use you for something good and this is your opportunity! Your church is wrong and on the wrong wrong wrong side of things! Get as vocal about that as you are about your diet. G-d bless you too, Marie.

The only reaction we can come up with to this: WTF?!? Who calls out the mother of a son that just committed suicide?!?

THG readers, send in your most hateful judgments on Roseanne right now...


Roseanne is on the outside looking in and passing self-righteous opinions (judgements) about things she does not realize may be very different if she were on the inside looking out. She thinks she is smarter than everyone else, but she is simply another egomaniac,exhibitionist. Always seeking attention anyway she can get it. Leave Marie alone! She loves EACH of her children with unconditional love like most all religious mothers! L


Way to go, I attended and grew up in an LDS church and as a rape victim I was told by the highest leaders I got what I deserved. I respect Ms. Barr with how she worded her statement ... sorry for the death however some individuals of that church of almost any church can destroy a person from the core


Why would I make hateful comments against Roseanne. She said nothing blasphemous to or about Marie, her son, or her family. She in fact in showing great respect for Marie's son and his suffering. We should all be speaking out against the cause of this horrible tragedy.


I say Fantastic Rosanne! I've lost friends to suicide, linked to them being judged by their community, friends and family's moral judgements. I beleive in the God entity and the perfect Love that it stands for. But to these hosts of different religions and denominations falling around in their own human interpretations of what is right and wrong I say no! Im sure more suicides can be linked to feelings of inadequacy to these values than one can imagine! And to THG asuming that its readers must send in "most hatefull judgements" you must be christian too?


I say WAY TO GO Roseanne Barr!!! More people need to be SLAPPED with a dose of REALITY!!!!!!!!!!!


A fat she devil. 'nuff said.


Fat Bastard!


I love Jesus and Mary and God who is pure and good. I hope oneday people will see God in their hearts and see the Catholic Church and other religious groups for what they are. Religion divides people and was not created by God


god does not codon gays and leisbians he created man to be with woman read your bible rosanne barr


I don't know if Marie's son was gay but Roseanne is right. Her timing and her stage is wrong though. The message of many faiths such as the LDS do contribute largely to the suicides and suicide attempts of gay youth. It's an ugly fact of religion people refuse to see, but Roseanne speaks the truth; she just should have chosen a better time and situation to express that truth.

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