Sammy “Soft-White” has finally come clean about his skin whitening:
Speaking publicly for the first time since photos of him from a recent musical awards ceremony were published on the Internet, Sosa said that the skin lightening is the result of the use of a facial cosmetic cream.
“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.
The photo that has caused such turmoil was taken during the Grammy Latino Awards ceremony held last week in Las Vegas. It showed an extremely pale, smiling Sosa accompanied by his wife Sonia. The photo, distributed very quickly throughout Spanish- and English-language Web sites, caused speculation that Sosa was sick and quickly found its way to gossip-related sites.
Well, that bleaching cream worked its butt off on Sammy’s face. He looks like Ricky Ricardo now. SMH@ self-hatred and mutilation.