A German model, who changed the colour of her skin to transform herself into a black woman, has appeared on TV saying she and her white husband believe they could have a black baby.
Martina Big first started having melanin injections two years ago, in order to ‘transition’ from a white woman to a black woman.
Martina now says she identifies as a black woman, and said that her body has undergone many physical changes since starting the treatment.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and John Barrowman on This Morning, Martina said, via Metro:
The skin is getting darker and my growing hair is changing and getting curly and more dark.
Martina also revealed that she and her husband are hoping to have a baby, and that the baby will also be black.
Yes [the doctors] say [the baby] will be black.
We’re not having plans, but I’m discussing regularly with my doctor if my body is ok, if [having a] baby is ok, if breastfeeding is ok, and how the baby will look like…
To which Holly replied:
And if that baby is not – because I’m trying to think how that’s possible biologically… I don’t see how that’s possible genetically.
If it’s not, will you feel close if you give birth to a white child, or will you somehow feel it’s not connected to you?
No it’s a mix of Michael and me, I’m pretty sure it will be black, or milk chocolate or a little bit lighter, it doesn’t matter.
You can watch it here:
Naturally, viewers of the show took to Twitter to express themselves.
One person wrote:
so because she’s had skin darkening injections she thinks she will have black babies?! Did I hear her say she doesn’t mind if the child is ‘milk chocolate’?! OMG!!!
#ThisMorning so because she's had skin darkening injections she thinks she will have black babies?! Did I hear her say she doesn't mind if the child is 'milk chocolate'?! OMG!!!
— Karen Roberts (@KazzasKitchen) January 21, 2019
Omg!! The baby will be black or milk chocolate?! How disrespectful can you get? Totally mental
Omg!! The baby will be black or milk chocolate?! How disrespectful can you get? Totally mental 👊 #thismorning
— Rachel (@littlelady2004) January 21, 2019
A third replied:
What on earth? How can the baby be black? DNA?
Picking up on another comment, someone else said:
No way did that women just describe the race of her baby “milk chocolate”
No way did that women just describe the race of her baby “milk chocolate” #ThisMorning
— Lauren Wallace (@laurxnwallace) January 21, 2019
Last year, Martina revealed she had travelled to Kenya in order to be baptised by a pastor there, where she was reportedly given the Swahili name of Malaika Kubwa, which means ‘big angel’.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.