We’ve talked about people bleaching their skin on the blog before, but recent events have brought the subject back to the forefront, with Sammy Sosa, of all people, looking like a totally different person at a recent event in Miami. His explanation? He’s been bleaching. Check out quote from Sammy below…
…Speaking publicly for the first time since photos of him from a recent musical award ceremony were published on the Internet, Sosa said that the skin lightening is the result of the use of a facial cosmetic cream.
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” said the former slugger during the “Primer Impacto” program at the Univision Spanish network.
“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,” said a smiling Sosa during the interview….
My question is, what’s explanation for the light contacts? The slickbacked Jheri Curl? It’s all a bit much to take in, from my end, at least.
The racial dynamic in the Dominican Republic, Sosa’s home, is complicated, to say the least. There’s plenty of reading material out there on the subject, so I won’t try to get into it too much here, at very least because I’m far from an authority on the subject. I just wanted to float this story out to those who may not be aware of it, and get the conversation going.
Check out the full story, on ESPN.com, here: Sosa: Cream has bleached skin.
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