This is Sammy Sosa (pictured with his wife Sonia) on November 4, 2009 @ some event offering a person of the year and the photo is making the rounds today. Words tossed around with it? Michael Jackson, steroids, vitiligo, skin-bleaching…hell if I know. I dunno. All I do know is something in the milk ain’t clean © Fresh.
Update: Looks like Sammy reads TSS (who doesn’t?), saw your comments and decided to address his skin transformation, saying that he’s “not trying to be Michael Jackson.”
“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin,” Polihronis said. “Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.
“He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, ‘If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.’
“People who saw him in person did not react the same way. He can’t believe it is such a big deal.” [Chicago Tribune]