Marie Osmond launches online decency crusade

You'll be happy to learn that Marie Osmond has launched an online decency campaign. An unlikely activist, Marie was stirred to action when she caught her teenage daughters talking dirty online.


Pop star-turned-doll maker MARIE OSMOND has launched a personal crusade to clean up the Internet after learning her two teenage daughters have been posting sexually explicit correspondence on their MySpace.com websites. The PAPER ROSES singer felt compelled to give a statement to US tabloid National Enquirer after the publication uncovered outrageous content on her daughters JESSICA and RACHAEL's blogs. On her site, 18-year-old Jessica, who was adopted by Osmond as an infant, claims she is a bi-sexual who craves sex "as many times as possible," while her 16-year-old sister describes herself as a "slut" and a "whore" in correspondence and opened up about her dreams of having sex with DAVID BOWIE. In her statement, shocked Marie, a devout Mormon, says, "I am saddened by some of the choices that two of our children have made. "The insidious potential for harm from adolescent Internet sites like MySpace.com only exacerbates these kinds of problems. "If my being a celebrity figure is good for anything, let it be as a voice of warning to other parents that no matter how protective we think we may have been with our children in the past, we need to become more knowledgeable and even more vigilant now in order to protect them." [Contactmusic.com]
Jessica must be really healthy now that her own mother told The National Enquirer about her David Bowie fantasies.

No word yet on what Osmond plans to do about internet decency, except perhaps encouraging other parents to blackmail their children into civilized discourse. Granted, most parents can't use the media to shame their children, but the same principle can be adapted for parents even lower down the celebrity food chain than Osmond: "If I catch you writing those nasty words again, I'm going read those emails to Grandma!"

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