Sammy Sosa White? Baseball Legend Looks Unrecognizable, Fans React [MEMES]

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Sammy Sosa's vampire looking skin is in the center of the controversy - again! Photo: Youtube

Former MLB slugger Sammy Sosa looks really odd in recent apparition and the internet can't even deal. Unexpectedly, the now retired Dominican player, reappeared in a video for the 2017 ESPY Awards. Although for many, seeing their idols after so long is a rejoicing moment, Sosa's shocking new look stole the show, generating  a long list of interminable jokes, between cruel and funny.

The very lighter side of Sammy has everyone quite alarmed, and although some accuse him of not accepting himself, others assure that he suffers some skin disease. This is not the first time Sosa's skin color is a topic of conversation. In 2009, Sosa appeared at a red carpet with his wife, Sonia Rodríguez, with lighter complexion and green eyes.

When asked about his vampire looking skin, the slugger revealed in 2009 that the new look came after he experimented with a face cream. "It's a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but it has bleached me a little bit," he said. "I'm not a racist, I live my life happily." He added that he used the cream because his face was heavily burned from playing under the sun during his baseball years.

It's still unclear if Sosa has been using this cream , but since his skin looks 50 shades lighter multiple memes and tweets began circulating the web. From “Sammy Sosa looking like chewed up bubble gum!!!” to others comparing him to a boneless chicken breast, Pepto Bismol, a pink crayon, Princess Poppy (from  Trolls ) and an “unwrapped pink starburst,” find below what the internet has to say about his image:

Sammy Sosa was born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. He played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, most notably the Chicago Cubs. Sosa's Major League career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989.

During his career Sosa hit his 400th home run in his 1,354th game and his 5,273rd at-bat, the quickest in National League history. On June 3, 2009, Sosa announced his intention to retire from baseball. He made the announcement in the Dominican Republic and said that he was calmly looking forward to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame since his statistics were up to par.



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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.