Sammy Sosa spoke to ESPN DEPORTES yesterday about his skin appearance, confirming that he is using what he described as a “bleaching cream.” He claims he is using the cream, which he purchased in Europe, to soften his skin, not change the color, adding, “I’m not a racist.”
“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.”
Sosa then kidded, “I’m going to market it, I’m a businessman.“
I’m not buying that Sosa doesn’t want to lighten his skin. If he didn’t want to change his appearance radically, then why the green contacts? Dude is looking and sounding more and more like a lost soul. Sad, and bizarre.
Then again, we’d never have an occasion to ever speak about Sosa in the future, except when decrying how steroids wrecked baseball. So perhaps he’s a brilliant businessman after all. Especially if he’s planning to star in a Spanish-language biopic on Vlad The Impaler.