Saturday, November 07, 2009

Michael Jackson Revisited?

Is Dominican baseball player Sammy Sosa bleaching his skin? Or is there a medical condition to explain these photos? Sammy Sosa is causing an uproar over his changed appearance. I am waiting to hear the answer.

Update: The Chicago Tribune is quoting friends of Mr. Sosa as saying he just had a 'skin rejuvenating treatment.'

20 comments:

the Allen gallery said...

LOL. You are too quick I was just about to write and ask if you saw this.

SMH...

Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

It's called the "Michael Jackson Syndrome." You see, having tons of money causes some black people to become white...er. For some reason, this does not affect rich, white people in the sense that they do not become black..er. Who
knew?

TY said...

Damn, he actually looks sickly, not well at all!

Anonymous said...

looking very queenie SammySoSa

John K said...

The photo on the Media Takeout site shows a before photo from his Cubs days, before he was wearing the contact lenses, and the change is even more striking. He can do whatever he pleases, but I still think it's tragic that he's obviously suffering from such severe racial sickness. I know he comes from a humble background and has been humiliated before in DR, and I guess he internalized all of this. It obviously really got to him.

Anonymous said...

I usually reserve judgment in situations like this, because he could legitimately have vitiligo - UNTIL I NOTICED HIS EYES. He threw in some green contacts to enhance his new European drag look. When will people that bleach their skin realize they don't look lightskinned at all - they end up looking like albinos. How tragic.

Scott said...

Hey Anthony,
All I can muster up is "he is a hot mess."
lol
And I use to think he was hot.

Mechadude2001 said...

WTF? He used to be such a beautiful, man.

M S said...

JUST SAD, WHATS SO WRONG WITH DARK SKIN? (LAWD TAKE TO WHEEL)

Anonymous said...

"He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin," Polihronis said. "Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting... Polihronis, the former Cubs Care/Community Relations manager for the team, said Sosa told her he has used moisturizing treatment at night on his face."

Uh, OK... so he's rubbing all this "moisturizer" in his ears as well?

The Trib article and the person quoted only make it harder too believe. Something about years playing out in the sun and blah, blah, blah.

LOL. Poor Sammy.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or is he trying to look like the "joker" of Batman and Robin fame?

Anonymous said...

let the man be...

Anonymous said...

Why did I ever have a crush on this man? I am totally repulsed by not only the bizarre skin color, the explanations and why he would reject he beautiful natural skin color for this.....this....this...whatever it is.

Diandra said...

WERK Ms SOUSA!! Well he has coins and those rich Dominicans DO NOT see the dark skinned children, regardless of their fame or fortune. But that photo is SHOCKING! I thought it was photo shopped until I searched the internet for others. And the contacts too! MISS THING!!!I am still GAGGING!!

Anonymous said...

How strange we ALL are! Tanning salons abound in the good ole USA for us white folks. Where's the anger? (LOL) I guess it just goes to show that many people just want to be something we aren't. And the big question is Why?

George in SF

corvedacosta said...

Hope he isn't ill.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that white people just want to get tanned, not become black... Sammy Sosa seems to be going all out to be white with bleached skin, green contacts, the works.....

Loura said...

from brwon to gray...

Anonymous said...

It's a darn shame to try and be something your not, but he has the money to do what ever his little heart desires so what can we say.Do you really think or feel he is playing the Jackson Syndrome???He was so handsome and sexy before, now he really has lost much of his sex appeal. sad to say, at least for me, thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

he should get a tan because he doesnt look good with dark skin or light skin maybe a tan will help him out look good