Contact Us

Sammy Sosa Is Shockingly Pale And Twitter Got Jokes

Sammy Sosa
Romain Maurice, Getty Images

Former Chicago Cubs player Sammy Sosa made an appearance on ESPN’s coverage of the Home Run Derby, and let’s just say that he’s almost unrecognizable. Not only has the once brown-skinned baseballer gone full-blown white—he’s even more pastier than before.

The latest photos of Sosa have been circulating on the internet and he looks shockingly pink. If you don’t know, Sosa has been bleaching his skin for several years, but it’s clear that he’s taking it to the extreme.

“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” said Sosa in a 2009 interview on Univision’s “Primer Impacto” program. “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,” he adds. “I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”

Twitter begs to differ. People have been reacting to Sosa’s new appearance with a lot of slander, commenting that his skin is as pink as his shirt and derby hat. Folks have been comparing him to the Pink Panther and the popular Frankenberry cereal.

Check out people’s reactions to Sammy Sosa below.

Next: Kanye West to KRS-One: The 10 Most WTF? Quotes

Best of WTUG

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WTUG VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WTUG VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.