Twitter Clowns Sammy Sosa for Drastically Lightening His Skin

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Twitter Clowns Sammy Sosa for Drastically Lightening His Skin

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Twitter Clowns Sammy Sosa for Drastically Lightening His Skin

Former Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa made a surprise appearance in a video clip during the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 13, shocking longtime fans of the MLB great with his significantly lighter skin tone.

The Dominican athlete admitted in 2009 to purposefully lightning is complexion, saying “It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and it 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.”

While he may be happy, fans were quick to call him out on the decision. Some chose to clown the star while others showed genuine concern for his health and mental state.

Check out the best reactions above.

 

Twitter Clowns Sammy Sosa for Drastically Lightening His Skin
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A shame, smh

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A shame, smh

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Who?

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Who?

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Pretty drastic

Pretty drastic

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Lesson learned

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Lesson learned

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Red sock syndrome

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Red sock syndrome

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Pretty close!

Pretty close!

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SMH

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SMH

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Was that the goal?

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Was that the goal?

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Love yourself

Love yourself

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Think about it

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Think about it

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He's almost there!

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He's almost there!

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Too much

Too much

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Eh, too easy

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Former Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa made a surprise appearance in a video clip during the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 13, shocking longtime fans of the MLB great with his significantly lighter skin tone.

The Dominican athlete admitted in 2009 to purposefully lightning is complexion, saying “It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and it 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.”

While he may be happy, fans were quick to call him out on the decision. Some chose to clown the star while others showed genuine concern for his health and mental state.

Check out the best reactions above.