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  • Michael Jackson blames it on a skin condition called "Vitiligo" which causes people of color to develop light patches of skin that lack pigment. However, Vitiligo usually looks differently. Still it's possible that Jackson changed his skin tone (either by using bleaching agents or by wearing makeup) to hide the white patches which Vitiligo produces. Vitiligo and how it relates to Jackson is described on this page: http://itsb.ucsf.edu/~vcr/Freeze2.html There's a discussion containing some other possible explanations here: http://www.physicsforums.com/archive/topic/t-36359_Michael_Jackson%27s_Skin..html Wikipedia has a page on Vitiligo, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo
  • Michael Jackson tried some chemicals to make his skin look consistant by lightening the dark to match the light parts. The condition that caused the dark and light patches was actually the dark top layer peeling in small patches- to show the next layer of skin which was light. One of his sister was born without the top dark layer, so she has always been light skin. The other sister and all his brothers were born with a dark top layer of skin- and it did not peel off. By the way the how of how I know that Michael Jackson's skin peeled off is that I saw, in person the curled part of each patch of skin on his right hand which was wrapped around his penis as he faced a door of a public restroom. He then followed me to a stall in the restroom. I have a full escription of the event on my website bobbydias.com His penis was patchy also- that is how at least three little boys have IDed his penis(the little boy in his last trial did not know what MJ's penis looked like because he was passed out from being drugged by Michael
  • At least some of it seems to be make-up. What is beneath is anyone's guess.
  • He bleached it... alot.
  • Actually, the reason his skin doesn't look blotchy like Vitiligo is through the use of heavy makeup. If you see pix of him where he missed a spot or makeup has melted off, you can see the blotches all over him.
  • It's a disease. But, read your other answers for more info on that!
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  • The medical problem he has had with his skin pigments.
  • Actually now you put it like that I wonder what's in his head to make him so uncomfortable with his original African nose, too. Its almost like his sense of self and acceptability rely on appearing to be as caucasian as possible. Some say vitiligo, but if that's true, I'd imagine he gave up and bleached the dark blotches that were left - I've never heard of that condition being so even.
  • I heard 2 different things that he got a disease and it caused his pigments to lighten his skin, the next one is he had his skin altered so it would be lighter, he is supposedly trying to look like Diana Ross whom is his idol
  • he used to use dark make up to cover up his light patches of skin (caused by vitiligo). then when most of is skin lost its pigments and became white he started covering up the dark skin with light make up.
  • What? Is he becoming black?
  • To lie that it happened naturally.
  • lol because he wanted to be white ?? but the thing i dont get is why he came out with the song 'black or white'
  • He certainly looks lighter than when he appeared in Jackson Five as a kid.
  • he is sick poor man only and have inferiority complex.5
  • I think he drank White ut thinking it was a glass of milk, rumor has it..
  • Beats me. I used to love him when I was a child (no comments lol) and then I grew up and re-thought of it and I was like... WTF he changed his skin color! Appearently he suffers from Vitiligo which causes the decoloration of his skin.
  • I think he wanted to be white, and im not being racist or anything, i seriously think he had an inferiority complex and wanted to be a white man, so he got a nosejob and bleached his skin white and now he looks like a white woman. So much for his plans.
  • because he had a pigmentation disease, and he had huge white spots on his skin, so he drained all the pigment out of his skin.
  • It is a skin problem that fades the skin as he did nothing.
  • I've heard two things One: He has some kind of skin disease Two: He wanted to look more like Dianna Ross She was the one who helped him with his career
  • i know a lot of people don't beleive it, but he has a disease called Vitiligo (i think i spelt it right...) it basically turns your skin white. Graham Norton has it, but because he is already white, it is less noticable. But, if you look closely at some pictures of him in his 20s, then you can see some blotches of skin are lighter than others. But people were too preocupide looking at his nose to notice that his skin was changing color! hope that helps :)
  • because he bleached his self
  • I believe he suffered from a severe case of self loathing, & his change in pigmentation was just one manifestation of the condition.
  • He had a desease that people of color are affected by,he did NOT bleach his skin,no matter what anyone has told you.The name of the desease,I'm not sure of,but you can look it up on the internet!*+++++*
  • He Has A Rare Skin Disease ligtel or someting like that
  • HE DIDN'T BLEACH HIS SKIN. He had vitiligo and lupus, together lethal but in his case wasn't. Vitiligo is a long lasting skin disease that causes the losing of color from the skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, cells that give skin their color, die or do not work. Both conditions made him very sensitive to overexposure to sunlight, which could have caused his lupus condition to come back. To treat both these conditions he used Solaquin, Tretinoin and Benoquin which further lightened his skin tone. To even out his skintone, he applied a lot of makeup which made him look very pale. For more info, check these sites out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_health_and_appearance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMGcJFCmnCg
  • The official version is that it was caused by vitiligo, and I see no reason to doubt that. I knew one person who had this condition - it causes rather unsightly white blotches on the skin, so I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to use cosmetics or some other treatment to make his face one colour rather than a patchwork.
  • Anyone know why he did it?
  • How sad!Michael Jackson does not like being black. He became white. He loves white children with blond hair so much. He has never wanted black children of his own.
  • He was bleaching his skin with the prescription bleach "Eldopaque Forte" which was found among his personal effects and sold on EBay. http://www.theinsider.com/news/1187442_Rx_skin_bleaching_cream_among_Michael_Jackson_s_effects_on_eBay
  • GET THE TRUTH THIS IS THE TRUTH SEE ALL LINKS!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaVZw5h6YE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lVUvOLdg50&feature=fvsr http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/6288/teenage-boy-denied- michael-jackson-abused-him-.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQo4yWdaso&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAomy_KKF58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=084VrfNpZJU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_0zxCCGQ6Y http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?ref=mb#/group.php?gid=138066998968 http://mjjdreamworld.yuku.com/topic/724 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2i7DXoa9YE http://floacist.wordpress.com/2007/08/30/michael-jacksons- vitiligo-discussion-6/ http://mjjdreamworld.yuku.com/topic/724
  • Seeing as Michael's dead and his corpse had to endure two autopsies, it was officially confirmed he had Vitiligo. I hope you all feel proud of yourselves now.

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