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”.
People need to embrace their colour and stop this foolishness. He’s got all that money and that’s what he chooses to do with it – and then claim he is not black?
He looks awful though. He’s going to spend the rest of his life bleaching. God help the fool. Has he got kids?
self hate – makes me run cold after – do i remind ppl what our beautiful ppl have done on this planet
……….Sammy Sosa – you disgust me! You feckless sheep to western madness!!!!!
btw i have never heard of a cream that on gentle appliance can white up the inner ear lobe – kmt!
That is some before and after SHOCKING !!!
The sad thing is when people embark on this ‘yellow fever’ madness they never obtain a natural skin tone colour.
In the first picture look at his wonderful beautiful skin tones, oranges, browns reds etc.,… in the second picture he just looks transparent.
Kolo mentality is a biatttttttttch !!!
One step forward, 7500000000000 steps back
He would rather looked deformed than look black, dyamn
The guy is a lost cause.
I’ve always wondered though, people who bleach to this extent, do they do their whole body? Or just the visible bits? Does he have a dark brown torso with a white head, forearms and feet?
It has to be the whole body for such extreme bleaching. Lord, his girlfriend chose a black man, now she has something else. What a nightmare. I would not touch him, not even for his money. You would have to knock me into a coma first. Business man my azz. Idiot more like it. Sad thing is many will jump on bandwagon.
Why waste his energy explaining the unexplainable? May be he looks in the mirror and likes what he sees. Shame the genes do not change. He is beyond redemption.
but did ‘reverse minstrel’ forget he can bleach yah skin but you cant ‘white out’ your truth – cos seh when he has kids they will be black…so will he continue his self hatred into them too!
i can take black on black crime – but this level of self hate is too much – stop shaming us Sammy all the whole of babylon will think we ALL sectretly wished we could like (kmt) like them – i for one am black n proud!
He gets the ‘Let the beat build bitch!’ award today cos that’s a bitch flex……
@ Sammy Sucio I cannot believe you did that to yourself! WTF?! Maricon you look like over boiled pasta as a Dominican American and proud of my Taino side I am ashamed that you are Dominican you ashey, womanizing piece of shit! Puto come meirda I better not ever run into you en La Isla cuz you will get bitch slapped narcissitic asshole…. Grrrrr estupido!
Sorry Jan this shit is too f’n ridiculous!!
***by the way a lot of Dominicans will tell you that they are not Black but I think they mean in the sense of that I am Latino first and Black second, natively speaking their first language is Spanish, so they don’t identify with Black America, my own mother will tell you quick fast with her thick ass Dominican accent that she is not Black she is Dominican!
Notice how “Diva Kat Gurll” acknowledges her Taino and not her African ancestry. I am sure you meant well and was probably not deliberately trying to make that mistake but this is exactly the kind of lack education and may I darely say ignorance that plagues the Dominican society and probably most of South and Central America. It is this inherent lack of disregard for African “ness” that pushes Dominicans to bleach their skin in hope of appearing more white, therefore more beautiful. Has anyone forgotten the huge attempt to get rid of the Haitians and lighten the Dominican nation? Quite honestly, I pity you people and it saddens me to see that even today in a time where history is up for grab, we fail to seek out an understanding of who we are. I used to be digusted and angry with Dominicans but now I realize that it is a situtation that is outside an individual’s control. I blame our school system and the ill educated grand-mothers and mothers who continue to pass down this sentiment of ignorance like it was the greatest African oral story ever told.
It takes a strong, sensible intellect to stand against well established traditions. I really do hope that one by one and families by families, we can come to have a deep understanding of our history not to appease my discontentment but for the sake of just knowing who you are.
For the sake of clarification, read up a little on the Tainos and you will find out that they were wiped out very early on in the Hispaniola. What is present Haitians and Domicans is a combination of mostly Africans, Spaniards and Frenchmen. I am not all denying the Taino ancestry in both Haitians and Dominicans but be aware that it is much less of a percentage than the dominicans want to believe.A relatively higher proportion of Haitians are darker because the Haitian side of the island had a much higher concentration of Africans and the French overseers were less present in the country as a whole. They hired mulattos to do the beating of the African slaves while they returned home and one may theorized that it was because the Africans were greater in number and were quite rebellious and was always uprising. In contrast, the Spaniards were much more present in the part that is now DR for a longer period of time, thus, higher rate of mating between blacks and whites resulting in a mullatto population that insisted in mating only with each other even years after the Spaniards left. They really did not want the chance to reintroduce the African blood into the gene pool. Had the small population of Haitian mulattos insisted on doing the same thing ( or better yet had they been successful at it because they did try), Haiti too would have had a small percentage of straight hair, lighter skin socially messed up people who continue to take pride in the fact their ancestors were raped and abused by European men. Inheritenly, this would have been followed by a larger proportion of darker skin people who were marginalized and left with no choice but to conform in order to get a piece of the pie that is social upward mobility.
“Perhaps now Sammy Sosa can be featured in a Dominican television show as someone other than a buttler”.
@estelle what part of black don’t you understand? Anyone who knows me that I am black/brown whatever they are calling us these days I don’t have to say it! Obviously there were Africans on the island as well as many other races or we wouldn’t be the myriad of colors that we are. Excuse the fuck outa me for not saying African I don’t have to say it because it is well known that Africans were/are well entrenched in many lands. Don’t get it twisted because I am an American, I was born here and raised here and there is no African country claiming me so I am not claiming it. Dominicans don’t even know I am Dominican, I get mistaken for few races…
So keep all that blah blah blah shit to yourself because nobody cares at the end of the day we are all African whether we say it or not, color is what you see and does not define me.
@DivaKattGurl; Yeah… whether you speak Spanish, English, or are light complectioned or dark skinned… no one wants to be associated with being black. It’s just TABOO!!!