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. 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!"