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“Sammy Sosa Out Here Lookin Like Pepto Bismal”: Twitter Reacts to Former Chicago Cubs Player’s Lighter Skin Complexion

Written by Devarrick Turner

So, Sammy Sosa is definitely going through something. The former Chicago Cubs player sat down for an interview on ESPN Deportes on Wednesday (Jul. 12), but no one watching probably heard a word he said on account of them being so focused on his disturbing appearance.

The retired MLB player of Dominican and Haitian descent is clearly still bleaching his skin.

Twitter was especially caught off guard by Sosa’s lighter (and odd) skin complexion. Some noted Sosa’s apparent self-hatred, while many simply had to laugh and joke through their confusion, including comparing him to Pepto Bismol and Neapolitan ice cream.

This is, unfortunately, nothing new for Sosa. He has been lightening his skin for several years now.

In 2009, he told Univision his noticeably lighter complexion was a side effect of a cream he was using to soften his skin.

“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some. 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.

“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.”

Yeah, no one believed that then and it certainly doesn’t explain his current situation.

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