Former professional baseball player Sammy Sosa made an appearance on ESPN that left fans alarmed.
Sosa, who most notably played for the Chicago Cubs from 1992 to 2004, emerged on ESPN earlier this week and immediately lit up the internet as viewers wondered what was wrong with his appearance.
God Damn what happened to Sammy Sosa ? pic.twitter.com/AvpnLShSl8
— Obi-Wan (@ToureDeTrap) July 11, 2017
This is what self-hate looks like: Sammy Sosa before and after pic.twitter.com/UsOkhk7zxp
— Little But Talawa (@LittleButTalawa) July 13, 2017
The former MLB slugger excused his lighter complexion in 2009 when fans questioned if he was sick, citing a “bleaching cream” he was using that had lightened his skin tone.
Sammy Sosa really living his life as a one man Neapolitan Ice Cream pic.twitter.com/enU75FS5ML
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 13, 2017
Got a dark skin friend look like Sammy Sosa…. got a light skin friend look like Sammy Sosa pic.twitter.com/KUtet5IM8H
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) July 13, 2017
“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,” Sosa said on a Spanish-language television program.“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.”
I don’t know what Sammy Sosa is going through, but the most important lesson I’ve learned in life is to love yourself for who you are. pic.twitter.com/uZ5hH2dTG9
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa looks like he machine washed himself with a red sock. I can’t believe he hates being Black that damn much
— Miss Brown (@QB84) July 13, 2017
But that was 2009, and the 2017 Sosa who appeared on ESPN this week sent Twitter users into a meltdown over his even more lightened complexion.
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Sammy Sosa really on his way to becoming the first invisible man pic.twitter.com/PtScjSlU6X
— Villaz (@ChrisVillaz) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa the same complexion as those cheap ass hot dogs that turn the water pink when you boil them.
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa out here lookin like Pepto Bismal. pic.twitter.com/1xdKo84Bko
— OXTAIL GAWD (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 13, 2017
Remember when Sammy Sosa was Dominican?! https://t.co/v1PCvQVo01
— Mozo✊??? (@famzmozo) July 12, 2017
Sammy Sosa looks like a raw chicken. pic.twitter.com/3xlcPXxvnG
— James ?? (@_artistone_) July 12, 2017
We lost Sammy pic.twitter.com/OgiqQIPn0f
— Bad Hombre (@mondo_muzic) July 12, 2017
Wow..Sammy Sosa out here looking like the Ghost of Sammy Sosa ?
— TheAverageBlackMan™ (@TheAvgBlackMan) July 13, 2017
He even bleached his eyebrow.
— irunbabylon (@IRunBabylon) July 13, 2017
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