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Disc jockey inexplicably thrown out of Sammy Sosa event for wearing brownface

Nov 18, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

Ladies and gents, here’s Miami radio personality Enrique Santos, who thought it might be fun this past Saturday night to try and crash Sammy Sosa’s birthday party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in brownface. Actually it looked like a generous helping of spray tan, or a bottle of Just For Men that went rogue.
At any rate, the guys working the entrance were not amused, and Santos got the bum’s rush. Sosa of course is embroiled in a skin-lightening controversy that has taken the world by storm in a sort of frenzied, balloon-boy fashion. Here’s Enrique on top, our Sammy below. It’s just too bad that this had to happen in Florida, where nothing weird ever occurs.


It might interest you to know that Santos, host of the Enrique Santos Show on Miami’s La Kalle 98.3, is a former cop. He talked with the Miami Herald about the stunt.

“I’m currently using a cream which has darkened my complexion,” Santos said snarkily. “Ironically, Sammy is going through the same process, but the cream he is using is making him white.”
While on the red carpet doing interviews, Santos was approached by a publicist who told him, “You can’t make fun of Sosa,” and eventually kicked him out of the affair.
“I asked her, `How many women in here are wearing makeup?’ but she wasn’t having it,” Santos told us. “Was I not white enough for Sammy’s party or have the millions gotten to his skin — I mean head?”

You know, I’m beginning to think that he was just out for cheap publicity.
A former Chicago Cubs representative has told the Chicago Tribune that Sosa’s new look is not a tribute to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, but actually a skin rejuvenation process that may or may not have run amok.

  1. Dranny - Nov 19, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    You are the one that needs to lighten up and if you don’t like America — LEAVE!

  2. Enron - Nov 19, 2009 at 8:38 AM

    First of all Fucktard…learn how to spell. Second of all, keep your racist shit to yourself, go in your back yard, find a nice tall tree and hang yourself from it.

  3. James - Nov 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    What’s amazing, everyone is looking at the same picture, here’s one from the party itself of him from the fountainbleau….I don’t think he’s that white, as everyone is expecting him to be…
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=lf#/photo.php?pid=3381947&id=730150613&fbid=183748715613

  4. dcfan-1212450 - Nov 19, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Surprised no one has joked about this being an after effect from all the steroids Sosa took. I mean isn’t that even more plausable than him trying to be white…

  5. Maggie Rivera - Nov 19, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    I think that Sammy looks a lot better the way that he was intended to look – like a black man. Right now, he looks like he’s going to a halloween party. I SINCERELY HOPE THAT HE IS NOT UNHAPPY UNDER HIS OWN SKIN!

  6. lakaba silas - Nov 19, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Hahaha so true

  7. leon - Nov 19, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    sometimes I believe that we are truly losing ourselves as a moral and grounded society (like that didn’t happen centuries ago). Please tell me that there is something else going on in the world that is more important than Sammy’s face. Good luck with retirement Mr. Sosa. I hope your family is doing well.

  8. leon - Nov 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Come now, please don’t be too afraid to spell your words out. You can’t possibly be that afraid. You’ve been so bold as to go this far, spell your words out sir……..or better yet, say them to other blacks without the benefit of a supporting squad. I’d like to know your thoughts on what you think would happen. good luck

  9. leon - Nov 19, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Come now, please don’t be too afraid to spell your words out. You can’t possibly be that afraid. You’ve been so bold as to go this far, spell your words out sir……..or better yet, say them to other blacks without the benefit of a supporting squad. I’d like to know your thoughts on what you think would happen. good luck

  10. cristian santos =] - Nov 19, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    big mike kiss mah ass “pal” and i bet this shit wouldnt happen in argentina or cuba or any latin country because unlike yuh and all dese lil fags that have no sense of humor we latinos actually took this as a joke FUCK AMERICA FUCK BIG MIKE KISS MAH FUKIN LATINO ASS!

  11. sammy's auntie - Nov 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    now dem black folks shoulda just shut da hell up,,,ifs my sammy boy wants to be white dats fine wif me hell allyaalls aint doin nuffin but dating dem ole fat nasty white wimmons anyhow,,,look at sammy, heas gots em a fine ass lookin white woman anyhow,,who da hell want to be black anyhow, sheet im changing me black ass to white wright now,,,done gots me da same cream,,,,and dont be talkin no shit abouts mikel jackson,,,dat boy was white.

  12. sammy's auntie - Nov 19, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    an buy da way, ilikes da spicee wing combo from pop i’s. dem da best ever wings,,,shhheeeetttt

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  17. Mutuelle - Jul 13, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    what did they put in the spray? why to change color of our skin? nobody is satisfy of what they have..