This dude is absolutely off his rocker. He actually believes this makes him look better? The untold story is how many Black people of Latin descent are discriminated against in Spanish speaking countries such as his Dominican Republic which has a large black population.
via NY Daily News
“I use a cream to keep my skin smooth and soft. I apply it before I go to bed. When I was playing for Chicago all those years, I was in the sun a lot for 1 o’clock games,” said Sosa, who turns 41 tomorrow. “The flashes (from the cameras) also made my skin look lighter. I’m surprised with the controversy this has caused.”
Sosa, who would not tell Dandrades the name of the cream he uses, did say that it is European and that he is in negotiations to market the product. He added that he wears colored contact lenses because he wanted to “try something different. I’m not trying to be superficial.”
Asked by Dandrades if Sosa was trying to be like Jackson, the 1998 NL MVP laughed.
“Not at all, I respect him very much,” said Sosa, who gave the interview at his Miami penthouse apartment on Monday. “I’m not a racist. I’m not like that. I’m just a happy person.”