Sammy decided to show up on Univision and this is what he had to say in a televised interview:
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” said the former slugger during the “Primer Impacto” program at the Univision Spanish network.
“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,” said a smiling Sosa during the interview.
Personally if Sammy Sosa was to look like the Latino Skeletor Marc Anthony more power to him.
Normally when people say:
“I’m not a racist”
There is something else behind the story, but to be honest I really don’t care. Last time I checked “bleaching creme” doesn’t makes your fact 10 times lighter, but it gets the “Jamarcus Shrug” from me.
We can just add this to the long list of Sosa’s lies like when he decided he couldn’t speak English in front of Congress after speaking English in interviews for fifteen years.
There are various reasons why people bleach their skin, my theory on Sosa is that he wanted to get a “little” lighter and the doctor who did the procedure went Dr. Nick from The Simpsons on him or maybe A Rod’s cousin did the procedure.
Maybe it will get better or maybe he will turn into Casper the friendly ghost, whatever happens if he wanted to get his name back in the spotlight he accomplished that.