Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cindy Swanson, CyberSnoop: The Case of the Michael Jackson Photo



Is that image predicting what Michael Jackson would look like at age 40 for real?

Well, yes and no. It’s not an actual photo of Michael Jackson, but it IS an actual photo from 1985 predicting what Michael Jackson was going to look like 15 years from THEN.

One of the sad things about Michael Jackson’s life…which ended this past June…was the fact that he was never satisfied with his own appearance. Jackson reportedly had plastic surgery after plastic surgery, to the point where his face was almost completely unrecognizable, and even shades lighter than his original skin tone.

Now an e-mail is circulating that shows a picture of Michael projecting how he would look at the age of 40. When the picture was published in the August 1985 issue of Ebony magazine, Michael Jackson was a handsome young black man. The projection of how he would look in 2000 showed him as a handsome 40 year old black man. The magazine couldn’t have known that Jackson would go on to totally change his appearance in the ensuing years.

So if you get that e-mail? Yep, it’s legitimate.

More in this Snopes.com story.

2 comments:

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Cindy!! I haven't been over here forever!!
Sick a lot this winter and then the computer crashed!!
My daughters got me a new one for Mother's Day.... So happy to be back online.... Feeling a lot better and trying to catch up!! Hugs Grams

marbelitelps20 said...

Michael Jackson had suffered from a skin disorder that had ultimately altered his original skin pigment. There's a big misconception that he had bleached his skin to look white. This is totally false! When this skin disorder was in its early stage, pale-colored patches appeared on his face and on other parts of his body. He only used makeup to hide those spots. Furthermore, Michael Jackson, as he had claimed numerous times, had plastic surgery only once on his nose. Being that Jackson was a popular celebrity, he was severely humiliated by the media. Many lies about his personal life had spread in many parts of the world. Frankly, the media had partially damaged Michael's personal life.

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