Rx skin bleaching cream among Michael Jackson’s effects on eBay

Michael Jackson has long claimed to suffer from vitiligo, a disease in which the skin loses its pigment over time. The Daily Mail notes that among the effects of Jackson currently up for auction is the the prescription medication Eldopaque-forte which consists of hydroquinone, a chemical used to lighten the skin. Does this mean that Jackson’s condition is as natural as his pinched nose?

The secret behind Michael Jackson’s skin ‘problem’ may have finally been discovered after a fan put his skin whitening cream on eBay.

The world’s most prolific collector of Jacko memorabilia has put this and a number of other items – seized by the police as evidence after the singer was arrested on suspicion of child molestation – up for sale on the auction website.

The seller, whose username is ‘vaccaro99′ has put up a starting bid of $25,000 (£14,000) and in the item’s description claims that a former employee of the singer, who authenticated the items, said Jackson, 50, would have cases of the cream to hand.

Also included in the sale is a letter explaining why Jackson wanted an annulment from Lisa Marie Presley, again with a starting bid of $25,000.

There is also a handwritten note from the star to his late sister-in-law Dee Dee which he penned during his four-month 2005 trial, which has a starting bid of $10,000 (£5,700), and a ‘Do Not Disturb’ door sign from Neverland – with a silhouette of a small boy sitting in a circle.

That is on sale for $5,000 (£2,850), the same price as a ‘never-seen-before’ photograph of Jacko with a young boy on his lap, both dressed as cowboys.

The seller does not say how he came by the items.

[From The Daily Mail]

Of course Jackson might just have been bleaching his skin for cosmetic purposes. He’s undergone enough plastic surgery that if he wasn’t famous there probably isn’t a person outside his immediate family who would recognize him as the young man he once was.

According to the Merck online medical library, hydroquinone is one of the recommended treatments for vitiligo, though, so it’s possible he was telling the truth and was just trying to achieve an even skin tone. Vitiligo usually results in patchy blotches of skin and hydroquinone can be used to even out the appearance, which some patients are reluctant to do because it also bleaches out the skin. Jackson, on the other hand, embraced it and ended up looking ghostly.

There are no excuses though for the photo of Jackson and the boy on his lap dressed as cowboys and the “Do Not Disturb” sign featuring a little boy. In those cases the explanation that first comes to mind is probably the correct one.

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  1. Syko says:

    Sad that he felt it necessary to do that. He was a cute little boy and a nice looking young man. Now he’s a cartoon.

  2. Enonymous says:

    Seeing these photos, it is amazing how Jackson went from really dark skinned to pale white. This also conforms that none of his kids share the same DNA as him. Freaky stuff by a freaky man. 8O

    I agree, he was a very cute kid, shame he did not love himself enough to stop what he was doing to his appearance. I think that he really was frightened to turn like his father that he took so many precaution to look the exact opposite. This was the result.

  3. Syko says:

    For a long time his idol was Diana Ross. Some thought he was trying to make himself look like her, and for awhile there was a slight resemblance, but he went much too far.

  4. [[jolly holly]] says:

    dude, that’s weird. just very weird. not the disease, but the fact that i never knew about this until now. I thought he went into plastic surgery and changed his skin!

    idk what to believe about wacko jacko. :mrgreen:

  5. Vitiligo says:

    Vitiligo was not so popular before the story of the Mj. Thanks Michael to give the great fame to the skin condition vitiligo. And sorry for the critism you have to bear due to the color change.

  6. sandra says:

    i dont know where this condition comes from because i also have it and because it came on me at the age i am now its a very slow diease so i know what micheal was going threw this condition is harder on younger folks his life as a yougster wasnt very good so lets not keep jugdeing the poor man SO harshly hasnt he been threw a enough if it was one our family members we woulnt want folks to keep attacking them I LOVE YOU MICHEAL JACKSON!

  7. josephine jackson says:

    It’s a shame that someone have to die for us to say how much we love them. Michael went through alot during his lift time, some we know and some we dont know. I love you michael and sorry that you have to go out this way.

  8. Erica says:

    Micheal Jackson’s bleach on ebay? No, that’s not true… i just saw that Doctor of his Ernest on CNN saying that he used the skin lightening shots
    Lite Ning, which is an injectable. he was letting the news know he had nothing to do with any other injections Micheal may have been getting from other MDs, he said Micheal had been using the med “Lite Ning” in shots and pill form for the last 15 years.

  9. snowflakes58 says:

    Couldn’t find anything under that ebay user name “vaccaro99″ pertaining to MJ auctions.

  10. vitiligo says:

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  11. Femi ogunremi says:

    I dont see any reason why pple should say humiliating words against mj, i mean he`s got his life to live, and i think u guys should live your life instead of gossiping about someone elses life

  12. alex moon says:

    Please, can’t people just leave Michael Jackson alone?
    In my opinion, I thought he looked awesome his whole life. I never found anything “weird” about how Mj looked, ever. I do not understand the big deal people made about his face. If it made him feel even a little bit better about himself, then I say more power to him: that he did what HE wanted with his appearance. One of the things I really liked about MJ was that he was always true to himself, even though he knew people would dump on him for it. Michael Jackson was a really cute little kid. But when you are a child, and the people you love are continuously criticizing your facial features or whatever it is, its little wonder that any one could reach their adult years and not have issues. We just should not judge other people until, as the saying goes, we have walked a mile in their shoes. Anyway, in Michael’s autopsy report it was verified that he did indeed have vitiligo.
    MJ was an original, as well super-talented. There will never be any one like him ever again, and whether you agree or not, I believe it is our loss.
    Again, I always liked the way Michael Jackson looked.

  13. Kinney says:

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  14. OanaZavoranu says:

    Michael Jackson would always be the best popstar ever.

  15. Rodney says:

    People Michael had vitiligo. He is a big enough star look at his autopsy. It says it on there that he had vitiligo. That cream was to even out the blotches on his skin. Just think about it,put yourself in his shoes.You now are entering your 20′s,and life has full of promise.Then all of a sudden you start getting white patches all over your body.You are losing your skin color before your eyes, and on top of that you 1 of the biggest celebrity on the planet.Michael always wanted to look good for his fans,and then this took place.How would that make you feel as a young 20 something year old. Michael RIP AND MAY YOUR SOUL FINALLY REST.

  16. Jimmy says:

    I love how people who read a 2008 artical think that the author is beating up on a dead guy. For future posts, please remember that he was still alive when this artical was written. There was no autopsy at that time to prove anything.

  17. maria says:

    I have vitiligo and i know how MJ went from dark skin to pale white. The chemical name is monobenzon. He used cream to get pale white skin to even his vitiligo skin. Its not injectable thats wrong news. I myself used monobenzone and is pale white because i had vitiligo as well.

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