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Prince Jackson says his father, Michael Jackson, felt insecure about his vitiligo

Michael Jackson was very concerned about his skin, according to his eldest son, Prince Jackson. The 26-year-old was a recent guest on the “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, where he spoke about his father, who died in 2009.

Prince mentioned that people thought the older Jackson, who was African-American, “was changing his skin because he wanted to be white, he was changing because he wanted to shine. He wanted to be a light, he wanted to shine.”

“Did he tell you that, did he tell you that?” Prince asked the presenter. Tyson nodded and replied, “I remember that year he wanted to shine, he is the light.”

Prince Jackson said that when he was younger, his father talked to him about how to deal with his skin condition with vitiligo.

“He had a lot of insecurity, he seemed kind of blemished in his appearance,” Prince said. “So he wanted to see if he could tone down his appearance, to help with the security of his physical appearance.”

The “brilliance” may have been part of that, he added, because his father “was a visionary in the way he thought.” Jackson died of acute propofol poisoning. He was 50 years old. He talked about having a skin problem during a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey. “I have a skin disorder, the pigmentation of my skin,” he said at the time. “It’s something I can’t avoid,” according to the Mayo Clinic, the condition “causes loss of skin color in patches.”

Source: CNN Brasil

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