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Now Sammy Sosa’s bleaching too?

Well a whaddis fadda?!

Just yesterday we blasted the eediat gal Lisa Hype over her song Proud a mi Bleaching.

At least she owned up to it openly.

Photo credit: photos

However, Major League batter Sammy Sosa wants us to believe that he is undergoing a “rejuvenation process for his skin” and that is why he was photographed at two different events last week looking like a duppy.

After the pictures came out of Dominican Republic-born Sammy last week and people (naturally) asked what in the Little Kim, bleach face, Nadinola-rubbing hell is going on, a former Cubs employee, Rebecca Polihronis, the former Cubs Care/Community relations manager, jumped to his defence… and of course, promptly made the whole situation more absurd.

From the Chicago Tribune:

He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin (read: bleaching),” 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.

“He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin (as in cleansing it of melanin?). The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.’

“People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal.”

Polihronis, the former Cubs Care/Community Relations manager for the team, said Sosa told her he has used moisturizing treatment (like Ambi or Fair & White?) at night on his face.

“He has always been concerned with the way he looks (you mean black?),” she said. “Probably just bad timing going to an awards show.”

“He was doing a dermatological skin process after years and years (of playing baseball) in the sun,” Polihronis said. “It did come out looking weird (in the picture).”

You know what we at islandista have to say to this – EH! Especially when you take a look at the photo below of how he looked back in 2005.

Photo credit: Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images

Not that we need to point out the flipping obvious but – if he is just undergoing something as innocuous sounding (to white people like Polihronis who ent know nuh better or pretending she don’t) as skin rejuvenation, how does that explain the obviously straightened, slicked back hair and the creepy green contacts? Creepy contacts, which by the way, he started with several months ago, as seen in the pic below of him from May.

Sammy black with greeneyes
Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images

And if it was just a ‘lighting’ problem at the event, why was he pictured at two events on two subsequent nights – November 4th and 5th – looking like Casper the Dominican ghost?

I mean, come onnnn Sammy. If you’re bleaching, just do like Lisa Hype and be “proud a yu bleaching cos yu cream dear”. These flimsy arguments just insulting, man and we will not play along and pretend your self hatred is other than what it is.

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7 replies on “Now Sammy Sosa’s bleaching too?”

I think that when a black person does something to themselves that they believe enhances their looks (e.g., bleaching, hair weaves, etc) black people tend to redicule them. White people do things to themselves all of the time. They spend hours in the sun or in tanning saloons despite the health risk, they spend thousands of dollars on implants for boobs and butt, lip enlargement, and on and on, but people view that as the norm. Stop rediculing black people for bleaching and hair weaving. If someone is not happy with how they look leave it alone because it’s a personal matter.

are you fa real kevin? look bleaching deserves to be ridiculed. not only is it harmful but it looks silly. its not like people dont realize oh wait a minute he suddenly got lighter , they know and they laughing at it like we laffin at Sosa

This fool looks ridiculos, I wonder what he’s people hink. Thank god I’m mexican! Or else I would be really upset.

What it really comes down to is lack of love for his ethnic background. Let me take a minute to explain: Sadly, even today, in Latin America & even in Asia the more light skin you are, the “better looking” & more the “affluent” you appear to the rest of society. Sammy, in a sad way, is trying to show this by bleaching his skin. He doesn’t realize how ridiculous he looks. Sammy, you were a decent black Latin man. Now you are a scary looking black latin man. Don’t take this too far.. Look at Michael Jackson’s evolution. You don’t want to take his place.

Well he just ruined his pretty with that rejuvenation cream. He was actually a good-looking man before, now he’s looks like a self-hating victim of the bleach.

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