Once Brown-Skinned, Former Cubs Slugger Sammy Sosa Is So White He’s Pink!

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Sammy Sosa’s skin tone began appearing lighter in 2009. (Twitter/Screenshot)

 

If you thought you knew what former Chicago Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa looks like, a new interview will make you think again.

Sosa alarmed some fans when he appeared in an interview on a July 13 ESPN Deportes special about the All-Star Home Run Derby, an interview that revealed his already lightened tone as lighter than ever.

Many made fun of the former Dominican baseball star.

Sosa, who retired from Major League Baseball after the 2007 season with 609 career home runs, eighth on the all-time list, admitted to using a bleaching cream in 2009 after photos surfaced of him looking noticeably lighter at an awards show.

“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin tone,” Sosa said at the time on Univision’s “Primer Impacto.” “It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily. What happened was that I had been using the cream for a long time and that, combined with the bright TV lights, made my face look whiter than it really is. I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”

Several people reflected on the social implications of a once dark-skinned man having such a remarkably different appearance.

 

 

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