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Michael Jackson

Oprah Winfrey interview

10 Feb, 1999

Jackson is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about the controversy surrounding the reason his skin is lighter than it was when he was a child, his struggle with vitiligo and how he is hurting over the false claims that he is not happy with who he is—an African American man.

Okay, but number one, this is the situation. I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin, it’s something that I cannot help. Okay. But when people make up stories that I don’t want to be who I am it hurts me.

Michael Jackson talks about his appearance and changing skin color!