Former Chicago Cubs player Sammy Sosa made an appearance on ESPN’s coverage of the Home Run Derby, and let’s just say that he’s almost unrecognizable. Not only has the once brown-skinned baseballer gone full-blown white—he’s even more pastier than before.
The latest photos of Sosa have been circulating on the internet and he looks shockingly pink. If you don’t know, Sosa has been bleaching his skin for several years, but it’s clear that he’s taking it to the extreme.
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” said Sosa in a 2009 interview on Univision’s “Primer Impacto” program. “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.”
“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,” he adds. “I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”
Twitter begs to differ. People have been reacting to Sosa’s new appearance with a lot of slander, commenting that his skin is as pink as his shirt and derby hat. Folks have been comparing him to the Pink Panther and the popular Frankenberry cereal.
Check out people’s reactions to Sammy Sosa below.
Sammy Sosa out here lookin like Pepto Bismal. pic.twitter.com/1xdKo84Bko
— OXTAIL GAWD (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa really living his life as a one man Neapolitan Ice Cream pic.twitter.com/enU75FS5ML
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa looks like he machine washed himself with a red sock. I can’t believe he hates being Black that damn much
— Miss Brown (@QB84) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa is a constant reminder of the depths of “skin bleaching” and how far people will go for it.
— #DuRags2K16 (@4thAndBearded) July 13, 2017
why did Sammy Sosa turn himself into the frankberry cereal man pic.twitter.com/4gF97zHhPG
— Posh. (@hailpeezy) July 13, 2017
Love your skin no matter what people say its what you were born with embrace it dont sammy sosa yourself
— Rashaun Will (@RashaunWill) July 13, 2017
— 365Brooklyn (@365_brooklyn) July 13, 2017
Why does Sammy Sosa look like a new villain in a upcoming Batman movie???
— Truuuuuu Hefner (@BajanRebel) July 13, 2017
— Aley Mags (@AleyMags) July 13, 2017
— Sean Bell (@seanbellfox29) July 13, 2017
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