I caught this interview with Sammy Sosa on Univision‘s Primer Impacto earlier this evening. I’m surprised at how confused Sosa is about cream-gate. He doesn’t understand what’s the fuss. The light skin can be easily explained, he says in the interview: “There’s a cream I have that I put on every night before I got to bed…it’s lightened my skin a bit.” I’d say it’s lightened his skin a lot. When asked if he had stopped using the cream, Sosa laughed and said, “I’ve stopped putting it on a bit because these people have put me—they call me 24 hours a day—my lawyer…it’s incredible.” He wants his fans and the public not to worry because he is enjoying life, he’s traveling a lot, which is why we haven’t seen much of him lately.
Sosa says that his critics have made him look like someone without scruples, someone who’s not in touch with reality. Many Dominicans are criticizing him for denying his race, the report states. This has moved Sosa to address his critics and wet the public’s appetite for the American skin bleaching cream he’ll reveal at a later date. Crazy, huh?
Anchor: Are you, Sammy Sosa, proud of being black?
Sosa: All the time. That’s how I was born, Tony. Now, do I want to [improve] how I look? All my life, I’ve always done so. I don’t see anything wrong with that but I don’t forget where I come from.”
It’s interesting to note that right after this story aired, Primer Impacto asked viewers if they agreed or disagreed with Sosa’s “treatment.” 45% of the responders didn’t see anything wrong with what Sosa’s doing to his skin (and hair and eyes, for that matter).
I wonder if this cream he claims to be using is also responsible for the light eyes and conked hair.