For those of you living outside of the US, who know nothing about baseball (like myself) and therefore not so familiar with Sammy Sosa he is a former major league baseball star. Click here for more information about Sammy.
I decided to post this story because it’s hilarious, sad and pathetic.
Sammy who hails from the Dominican Republic recently turned up to the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony with lighter skin, straight hair and wore coloured contact lenses.
He was obviously keen to remove the Afro-Latin from out of his system….
When accused of using a skin bleaching agent a close friend of Sammy’s leapt to his defence saying,
“He’s not trying to be Michael Jackson. He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin. Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting. He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.’ People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal. He has always been concerned with the way he looks. Probably just bad timing going to an awards show.”
But today Sammy admits to bleaching his skin….
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some. It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.” Sammy would not name the cream divulging only that it came from Europe and that, “I’m going to market it, I’m a businessman.”
Sammy self-hatred is a terrible thing my friend. Seek help before it’s too late.
As for marketing this poison because you’re a “businessman”, you deserve a bitch lick across your ridiculous bleached face.
Sammy was once quoted as saying “I’m not black. I’m Dominican”.