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Old 02-05-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys, there was a show on this guy in the UK a couple of days ago and however how much I respect him for bringing great music to us (the guy is a legend) I cant help but think that his childhood insecurities led to his strangeness in later life. When he was younger, he like many of us here, was an acne sufferer. He got teased by his dad (whats going on there) and other people about his acne problem. This led to him to be very self conscious. Do you guys think that acne could push us so far as to want to change the way we look completely? And it's also really sad when somebodys father is causing their child so much self consciousness that makes them feel so bad about the way they look. I dont think people know what they are doing to us guys when they make comments on the way we look. It's not like someone saying "You stink" cos that person can by deodorant and solve the problem. We cant do that, only to a certain extent and we cant control it. Anyways just wanted to vent. By the way, the show wiv Michael Jackson was a real eye opener as to why he does his ecentric things. Apart from all that he really is a legend. Man, who can dance like that guy! Shybrit.

 
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Old 02-05-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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Sure, I believe that severe acne, which often can be very disfiguring, can cause emotional trauma which will affect one's psyche later-on in life...not to mention suffering from emotional abuse due to it or apart from it.
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Old 02-06-2003, 12:25 AM   #3
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Yeah it can cause emotional problems. Self esteem just goes out the window somedays. We got to stay strong though, and think of it is a way of strengthning us.

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Old 02-06-2003, 03:49 PM   #4
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True dat! Acne and especially the scarring has made me want to kill myself so many times. Other than this disease, I have a fortunate life, I mean I am not starving, I went to college and I have a great job and fiance, but all I think about is my skin. I have body dismorphic disorder too, which makes me compulsively fixate on any imperfection I have. And I am constantly checking a mirror...dude, there are people that are starving and homeless and all I think about is my face! Is that fu*ked up or what?

 
Old 02-06-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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Hmmm.... Agree about the effects that Acne can cause. However, I don't buy the Vitiligo thing completely and I don't think Acne explains a black man turning himself white. I'm not sure to what extent he has brought his current physical appearance on himself and whether I have any sympathy for him. Its a tough one. I can't believe it is the same guy as the Thriller days! Whatever happened to him, poor guy.
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Old 02-07-2003, 07:05 AM   #6
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When I was in 8th grade, my acne was almost exactly like that. Oh my god, I wished I could crawl in a hole. I tried putting on my mom's makeup, alcohol, really anything the teenaged mind could grasp. An picture day, forget about it, I was a wreck. My mom never made fun of it, because my sister had it worse than me and she was ten years older, but she would always look at it really hard when we were in malls or shopping or in any kind of direct light. It made me very self conscience of it. I have never really gotten it under control. I have some marks left behind from acne past and a few blemishes from the present but not every inch of my face is covered like the bad old days. When I look at Michael Jackson it reminds me not to be self-loathing. I watched that interview last night, and I don't buy that all he has had done is his nose. The outcome of all the procedures and creams and ointments is the Michael Jackson we see now. I think we know this isn't how he expected his face to look in the end. I know this is harsh, but I think none of us can see a pimple on his face - but at what cost? Now he's got a skin disease, was it in his genes or did too much manipulation to his skin and body result in this? It's really frightening. If we had his money, would we do any different giving the life he's had? I can't be sure.

 
Old 02-07-2003, 09:52 AM   #7
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The documentary moved me. Yeah, Micheal Jackson is a legend. Im off to the record store to get his classic albums.....

 
Old 02-08-2003, 04:51 PM   #8
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Whatever people say about his eccentricity, I feel for MJ - what more I totally relate. I didn't have very kind family around me when growing up so I took my skin problem too seriously. I can firmly say it ruined my life, God only knows what I would have done if I had had money like MJ.

 
Old 02-10-2003, 12:17 PM   #9
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i get so mad and depressed of my mum even tooks at my pimples or scars on my face, so i feel for michael, because he had so many people make fun of him verbally to his face. he has a skin disorder called vitilgo, and 80-90% of his body and face has turn white which is why he wears white make up to easily even out his skin tone. i dont think theres realli a way to bleach your skin lighter cos if there was i would have done it already because i tan easily, and my skin is originally tanned to begin with.......ps......michael jackson rocks!! and martin bashir (ba****) is a jerk and sucks as a journalist
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