Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Sammy Sosa Skin Bleaching: MLB Legend’s Whitening Complexion Part Of Worldwide And Controversial Trend

Sammy Sosa Skin Bleaching: MLB Legend's Whitening Complexion Part Of Worldwide Controversial Trend

Sammy Sosa is making waves for pictures of his whitening complexion, which is the result of skin bleaching that is growing in popularity — and controversy — around the globe.

The former MLB star sparked interest this week when a photographer posted a picture of Sosa from a trip to London showing his ever-whiter complexion. Sosa had already been generating buzz from previous appearances where his once-dark skin was turning shades whiter.

Sammy Sosa is actually open about what’s behind the lightening skin, saying in interviews that he uses a nightly cream that softens his skin while also bleaching it. As Newsweek noted, Sosa opened up about the skin care routine back in 2009, when fans first started to notice his lighter skin.

Skin bleaching is actually a very popular trend worldwide, with the news site QZ.com noting that the industry generates $ 10 billion in sales worldwide. It is very popular in parts of Asia and Africa, but also draws some significant backlash.

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Sammy Sosa Skin Bleaching: MLB Legend’s Whitening Complexion Part Of Worldwide And Controversial Trend