I’ve been a great fan of Michael’s music since teenage. And it always bothered me, why people concentrated more on his skin color and nose rather than his musical talent. I wanted to ask them – have you heard him singing when he was just 5 years old? Just google for Jackson-5 songs like ABC, who’s loving you etc. You would find sheer talent and immense confidence for a young kid. For all those people, who accused him of deliberately turning his skin color to white, here are some concrete proofs that the poor guy suffered from Vitiligo, Lupus and other skin diseases.
He was in Show-Business. It must have been really tough for him to maintain his career with all his skin disorders. He did all he could to be presentable all the time. Many people ask that Vitiligo causes skin to be patchy. Why wasn’t his skin patchy? The answer is that he kept his patchy body skin covered all the time. And he may have taken some treatement for de-pigmenting his skin further to even out the patches. And honestly, if somebody has such skin disorders and has the money, why shouldn’t he/she get it treated/hidden the nice way.
Besides skin color, he got plastic surgeries done for his nose. The reasons were more pshycological than physical. Since his teenage, his father, relatives and other people made him feel conscious about his skin, pimples, nose and looks. In his own words- he used to feel like dying because of his bad looks. I’m sure we all grew up through that teen phase, when we feel ugly with all the pimples and adolescent issues. The only difference is we don’t have to go on stage in front of thousands of people in that awkward time. Alas! Michael had to, and to add to it he was conscious about his looks and felt unattractive. So, he must have tried to alter his nose when he had the money. So, what’s the big deal? Many of the hollywood-bollywood-tollywood-XYZwood stars have got plastic surgeries done. They are in show-business. Perhaps, it must be a necessity sometimes, and insecurities at other times. But, Michael was furiously attacked for his nose-job. Gosh! Why don’t people realise- It was HIS nose, it was HIS skin, it was HIS body.
I’m always aghast at why people intrude in other people’s life so much, especially when those people are different from societal norms. Why did he have to explain his skin color all the time? Why did he have to explain his nose all the time? Why did he have to explain his chin all the time?
People…. Please live and let live! Don’t judge other people constantly. Give them a breather.