Michael Jackson was of epic phenomenon along his decades of singing. The King Of Pop broke records, sold a vast of recordings, and won multiple awards. However, when he started singing, he was a brown-skin, but he later morphed into light skin.
His skin turned to light tone in the mid-1980s. The gradually changing skin color did attract the attention of the media. It was claimed that it was a result of bleaching. To others, it was controversial.
The King Of Pop was diagnosed with vitiligo after his dermatologist, Arnold Klein, recognition in 1983.
Vitiligo is a skin that results in the skin losing its color. It is due to the susceptibility of the genes to the environment factor-like autoimmune disease occurring.
Michael Jackson covered the flaws of vitiligo by resorting to the use of light makeup and skin-bleaching prescriptions.
As his skin was sensitive to the sun, he wore a black shirt with a long sleeve and was shielded in a black umbrella.
Due to widespread criticism by people who had misunderstood the whole situation and accused Michael of " deliberately bleaching to look white," Michael Jackson addressed the problem in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993. He said:
As people had criticized him for bleaching his skin to look white, he answered Oprah Winfrey in a 1993 interview by saying,
"I Know no such thing as skin bleaching. I've never seen it. I cannot help it," said Jackson. "When people fabricate stories and say that I'm trying to be someone else, it hurts me. It's a problem for me. I don't have control over it. What about people who stay under the sun to be darker, to become other than what they are. Nobody talks about that. "
As over 50 million Americans watched the interview, the disease had to be discussed as many did not know of it.
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