Over the years I think we've all heard at least one person say, "why did he do that to his face, he was such an attractive young man?" or "why did he want to be white?". But the way I see it is, why did not a single person ever pick up on the fact that it is more than likely Michael Jackson was a sufferer of BDD? I was trying to explain to my Mum, the other day, how I can completely understand (having had a similar upbringing with a terrible father who I just happen to look like and him making me hate everything about myself). I have always hated everything about the way I look and done whatever is in my power to run away from my looks. Although for me it has been less about the colour of my skin and more to do with my weight and just how ugly I am in general. Once upon a time if someone had asked me 'I can make you another race? All you need is £500,000,000. I will change your nose, your cheekbones, your chin, your hair, in fact I will change every single characteristic that makes you who you are - until there is not even a single thing left. It will be the ultimate change'. I probably would've taken that deal because I was filled with THAT much hate and despair at how I looked. It is my belief that this is how it was for Michael and people are so quick to dismiss that he may have been ill. All you have to do is look at his entire life story and see that this is the most likely outcome!