When Michael’s jacket is pulled down on the Bad tour, you can see the vitiligo patches visible just above his elbow, underneath his armpit and below his wrist.
me: *moonwalks away from your shitty opinion*
HE IS IN HIS PYJAMAS THIS IS TOO FUCKING CUTE I AM GOING TO THROW MYSELF OUT A WINDOW
I cried at the end of a take, because the words suddenly had such a strong effect on me. I had been letting so much build up inside me. I was twenty-one years old, and I was so rich in some experiences while being poor in moments of true joy. Sometimes I imagine that my life experience is like an image in one of those trick mirrors in the circus, fat in one part and thin to point of disappearing in another. I was worried that would show up on “She’s Out of My Life” but if it touched people’s heartstrings, knowing that would make me feel less lonely. When I got emotional after that take, the only people with me were Q and Bruce Swedien. I remember burying my face in my hands and hearing only the hum of the machinery as my sobs echoed in the room. Later I apologized, but they said there was no need.
—MJ, “She’s Out of My Life”, from Moonwalk