Michael Jackson’s Skin Disorder Now A ‘Must Have’ 2015 Fashion Accessory

Sources: The Inquisitr | All Things Michael


Have you heard Michael Jackson’s name coming up lately in relation to his skin condition — and how it is trending in the fashion world? Michael Jackson fans supported him through multiple controversies throughout the decades — one of which was related to the way his skin changed tone over the last decade-and-a-half of his life. Now, this skin disorder that affected Michael Jackson is being cast in a positive light.

Michael Jackson fans usually enjoy his legacy in the form of cute robots that dance like Michael Jackson. However, The Daily Telegraph U.K. recently published an article that stated having a skin condition like Michael Jackson’s is the best fashion accessory you can have. Specifically, they cited Winnie Harlow as having the same skin condition as Michael Jackson — and how it has been her most valuable asset in the fashion modeling world.

The condition is known as vitiligo, and Winnie Harlow and Michael Jackson both had the genetic predisposition for the condition. When Michael Jackson was still alive, he was heavily criticized for using skin bleaching as a way to ameliorate vitiligo. Worse, people wondered if Michael Jackson was lying about having vitiligo — and was simply bleaching his skin to look like a white person.

Michael Jackson talked to Oprah in 1993 about his experiences with vitiligo, and stated that he never purposely bleached his skin — but there was still skepticism. After Michael Jackson died, Hip Hop Wired published an article talking about the large number of skin lightening creams that were found at his residence — but defended Michael Jackson and the skin bleaching products as normal treatments for vitiligo.

When Michael Jackson’s death was put on trial in 2013, it was revealed from his autopsy findings that vitiligo was a genetic condition he actually had.  CNN reported at the time, “The autopsy confirmed what Jackson told people who questioned why his skin tone became lighter in the 1980s. Jackson had ‘vitiligo, a skin pigmentation disease.’”

Interestingly, the skin condition that caused the general public to doubt Michael Jackson over 20 years ago has returned to the celebrity world. This time, it is Winnie Harlow that is taking the spotlight for the condition she and Michael Jackson share. {…}

It seems that no matter where Winnie Harlow’s vitiligo is discussed these days it is always in a positive way — unlike the way the public treated Michael Jackson’s vitiligo. If Michael Jackson was still alive, he might have liked the Instagram photo that Winnie Harlow posted about herself on March 11 that said, “She proves that being different is not only beautiful, it gives you personality, makes you more special and therefore even more attractive.”


Read the full story at The Inquisitr

One thought on “Michael Jackson’s Skin Disorder Now A ‘Must Have’ 2015 Fashion Accessory

  1. How can you not applaud her courage and fearlessness? How sad though that what she is now applauded for Michael suffered severely for. Equally sad is that there are those who still believe he lied about his disease. 😦

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