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Roseanne Barr Softens Message To Marie Osmond After Previous Comments About Son's Death Caused Outrage

Mar. 6 2010, Published 8:53 a.m. ET

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Roseanne Barr has changed her tune. Instead of practically blaming Marie Osmond for her son's suicide, the comic actress-turned-blogger has posted a new comment calling Marie "a decent and strong woman," has learned.

Autopsy Inconclusive On Marie Osmond's Son

Roseanne stirred up outrage when she suggested that the Mormom Church's anti-gay position -- and the Osmond family's support of the Church -- were responsible for 18-year-old Michael Blosil jumping to his death February 26 in Los Angeles.

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Roseanne Blames Mormom Church For Marie Osmond's Son's Suicide

Roseanne hasn't changed her dislike of the Mormom "gay agenda" but she is now far more sympathetic about what Marie is experiencing.

Here's what she wrote on Roseanne World:

"thinking about how terrible it would be to lose a child for any reason, accident, illness, murder, mental illness or suicide. It seems it would either galvanize you or destroy you. Sometimes, though when your heart is broken, it's also at it's most open, and something new and better can come in to heal it. I see Marie Osmond as a decent and strong woman, who can make a huge change in her sphere one day. The Mormon church reversed its ban on African American members, and it can also reverse it's gay agenda. Marie is the kind of person who can make that her life's work, and accomplish it. Mormon women are some of the world's strongest women. Marie is going back to work in her Las Vegas show the day after her son's funeral. She is that strong in her focus and determination, and I do admire that. Good Luck on all you do, Marie. You have so much power to turn the wrong things around!

Donny Osmond

It's time for all bigotry to be gone."

Michael's funeral is planned for Monday. Marie and her brother Donny are planning to resume their Las Vegas show the next day.



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