'The Talk' host Marie Osmond deals with trolls after saying her money will go to charity and not her children
The 60-year-old singer, actress, author and philanthropist began receiving hateful comments last Tuesday after she spoke about not leaving her wealth to her children and giving it to charity
On Friday's episode of the Daytime Emmy-winning CBS talk show ‘The Talk’, co-host Marie Osmond opened up about a social media kerfuffle she was recently part of.
The 60-year-old singer, actress, author, philanthropist, and talk show host on the show, last Tuesday, spoke about not leaving her wealth to her children.
She had said, “Congratulations, kids. My husband and I decided that you do a great disservice to your children to just hand them a fortune because you take away the one most important gifts you can give your children, and that's the ability to work. You see it a lot in rich families. where the kids don't know what to do so they get in trouble, so I just let them be proud of what they make.”
She announced further, “I'm going to give mine to my charity.”
Her co-hosts had then disagreed with her. But she seemed to be getting some hateful comments on social media. On Friday’s episode, Osmond said, “This weekend I deleted someone. I blocked them for the first time. I don't block people... It was interesting because they will say things like, ‘You're fake, you're phony, you're plastic’.”
“Why I blocked this person is, I talked about how I'm going to give my money to help other children. My children are taken care of,” she added, “I got this person, and she said, ‘Finally the real you comes out, you are a horrible person, you are awful, any person that would cut their children off is a miserable person. And it's why your son took his life.’ How does a person even go there? That is like the most mean, awful -- it's going to upset me again... I ate a pint of Haagen Dazs and I blocked her.”
Osmond is a mother to Jessica, 32, Rachael, 30, Brandon, 23, Brianna, 22, Matthew, 20, and Abigail, 17. Osmond also has son Stephen, 36, from her marriage to Steve Craig.
‘The Talk’ airs Monday through Friday at 11 am PT.