How Michael Jackson Destroyed His Looks in 100 Operations
This is Mike Jackson before the surgery started. Sure, he was not the cutie he had been in his teens, but few people saw what was really coming for MJ.
Wider eyes, a shade lighter on the skin tone. This was nothing radical, but it is apparent that Mike had some work done.
Many people remember this image of Mike when they look back fondly on the Thriller days.
This is where Mike starts to cross the boundary from his identity as a black man into generally ambiguous. Sexually and racially ambiguous, at the very least.
Remember when Kanye West sung, “She’s got a light skin friend looks like Michael Jackson, got a dark skin friend looks like Michael Jackson” ? We do, and this is what he was talking about.
This was when Michael Jackson was one of the wealthiest, and most certifiably crazy people on the planet. That face was tough to look at.
The spotlight was not kind to Michael Jackson, and in retrospect he clearly did not have the psyche to handle stardom
This face in front of us is so far from the Michael Jackson that America watched sing ‘ABC’ and completely adored.
We cannot be certain, but this is what a facial simulator technology predicted Michael would look like without all those surgeries. Pretty handsome dude actually.