Awww damn. Another one bit the dust. Dominican born Sammy Sosa (un hombre negro, sin duda) is the next tragic culprit willing to risk his own health (both physically and mentally) for the sake of self ‘De-Africanization.’
The world did a double take when some dude claiming to be Sammy Sosa rolled up to the red carpet of the Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year event in Vegas last week. In response to comments about his new ashen appearance, Sosa replied:
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” Sosa said. “It’s a cream that I have, that I used to soften (my skin), but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist. I live my life happily.”
Hmmm, we imagine so, now that you’ve drained virtually all the melanin from your skin. That’s one powerful pomade, man. By chance did some manage to seep into your scalp, giving your hair that new aged Jheri-Curl look?
“Sosa said he uses the cream to combat sun damage he suffered over a lifetime of standing in the outfield of baseball diamonds.”
Sun damage must be code for just simply being Black (now, ain’t that about a b*%ch?)
Yes, people have a right to do whatever they please with their own bodies, but damn it if some of us aren’t gonna be appalled by actions such as these. Seriously Sr. Sosa, how the heck did you go from chocolately goodness to looking like Desi Arnaz’s illegitimate love child? Furthermore, inquiring minds would like to know exactly how long you’ve been rockin’ those Acuvue FreshLook Colorblends?
Speaking as one person of African descent to one of Afro-Latino descent, it’s quite disappointing to watch as you place your new-fangled chemically altered façade on display (with such glee, no less). Couldn’t you have used some of your fortune to seek help in overcoming your blatant self hate, rather than feed into it? The worst part is those shallow explanations. Look, it’s your life man, if you’re gonna walk around looking like you got a visit from the Albino fairy, the least you could do is admit that ish! You’re not fooling anyone, but you are sending out an unhealthy message to those like you who lack the mental and spiritual facilities to overcome feelings of inadequacy, sucka.