Remember Livin’ Large with Kyle from Living Single? Alright fine, I’m reaching on that one as only maybe seven folks got that reference. How about that cocaine white face Dave Chappelle threw on whenever he portrayed white people and even had the blonde wig to match? Well, look at Slammin’ Sammy Sosa in this picture above and you tell me if he didn’t go through the same shit. His response?

“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]

Now, I’m not one to question skin changing (since we all agree that MJ went through it) but I mean, cleansing your skin is one thing. Going from a super black ass baseball player to a creepy white guy with false contacts? Hmm, this is no bueno Sammy.