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Marie Osmond to Oprah: 'My Son Was Not Gay'


Marie Osmond appears on Oprah today to discuss the suicide of her son, Michael Blosil, and she addresses speculation that arose after his death about whether he killed himself over his sexuality, ABC News reports.

Says Osmond: "My son was not gay. He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world. 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? All gay kids commit suicide?' She really wanted it cleared up."

Watch an excerpt from the show (not addressing the sexuality issue), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I do not care if she is in denial or not. I do not care if she spoke from the heart and you don't like what she had to say. She lost her son in an unimaginable way. If you can't muster the tiniest bit of sympathy for her, then you're not a very kind person. And I question why people like you deserve any respect or sympathy when you exhibit such little for others. And that has nothing to do with you being gay or not. I find it hard to believe that if she has a lesbian daughter that she accepts that somehow she's in denial about the possibility her son was gay. But if she is, it is her cross to carry.

    I watched her today and it was agonizing. I feel terrible for her.

    Posted by: Caleb | Nov 11, 2010 7:21:41 PM

  2. Regardless of whether he was gay or not, he was not out, so what really would you expect a mother to say?

    My secret boyfriend as kids 'had an accident with a gun' according to his mom... ya know what, it's her right to frame it whatever way she wants. She lives in the aftermath and I'm just passing though.

    For the record, I am no fan of Marie's.

    Posted by: pete | Nov 11, 2010 7:23:08 PM

  3. The negative comments here... I just don't know. Comments on her lips? "Drag queen?" Really? Did any of you watch the whole show, or just the clip? I'm with Caleb above. I watched the show, and saw a mother in great pain trying to make sense of heart-wrenching, personal tragedy. I saw someone who loves and supports her children no matter what. I've never been a fan, but I have to say to the haters: Sorry, but Marie is not your bitch, one way or the other.

    Posted by: TJ | Nov 11, 2010 8:28:38 PM

  4. a mother's pain
    a mother's love, the depth of pain, only known to her
    she exudes love and good will
    she's loves and has tried her whole life to love it seems
    only she walks in her shoes, we don't
    love, understanding, and compassion will lead to better days for all of us....
    love and empathy is the answer and will help us all to heal and grow....

    Posted by: anthony | Nov 11, 2010 10:43:41 PM

  5. I wanted to have a family & travel the road and I'm Gay. WTF does that have to do with anything?

    Posted by: LG Wilson | Nov 12, 2010 3:15:31 AM

  6. Marie"s son is GAY.
    I love Marie but that Mormon Church has twisted her brain. She can"t imagine having a Dead Gay Son. She couldn"t have know what he was doing in privacy.The Mormon Church will excommunicate you if you come out of the closet and church members are expected to shun you.
    She needs major therapy.

    Posted by: Kyle | Nov 12, 2010 7:42:58 AM

  7. Seems to me that to the best of her knowledge, her son wasn't gay. She remains openly supportive of her daughter, even in this interview. And clearly states "it wouldn't have mattered" if her son had been gay. The young man had struggled with drugs and clearly depression. She has nothing but compassion coming from me.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 14, 2010 1:37:48 AM

  8. My, God, the nastiness of some of these comments. Yet gay men expect people to fight for gay rights and view gay men with compassion? Dumb.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Nov 15, 2010 2:19:18 PM

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