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A white couple who identify as black has shocked the audience of This Morning talk show after saying that their future babies with be born black because the couple had tanning injections to darken their skin.
Newly married 30-year-old model Martina Big and 31-year-old Michael Eurwen have both had a synthetic hormone called Melanotan injected in their skin in order to look darker.
Martina, who previously hit the headlines after undergoing breast augmentation, has spoken out together with her husband and revealed how they believe and hope that their future kids will have dark skin.
“Doctors have told you that your baby will be black?” the TV show host asked Martina. “Yep, they said they will be black. We have also discussed breastfeeding and if it is safe for me to have a baby,” the model replied.
The viewers of the This Morning episode, however, quickly took the rubbish idea to Twitter and pointed out that the children will be white because it is impossible to alter the DNA with tanning injections.
“If that baby is not black, because I’m trying to understand how genetically this would be possible, will you still be close to them if you give birth to a white baby?” Holly, the host, additionally asked.
“Of course- it will be a mix of me and Micheal,” the 31-year-old replied, “but I’m pretty sure it will be black, but if it is milk chocolate or a little bit lighter it doesn’t matter.”
Following the model’s blunt statements, the fans of the show quickly took the matter to Twitter.
“I’m so sorry, but no amount of cosmetic changes will affect your genetics. If you were born white, your children will be white. I think Martina needs to find a new doctor,” 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,” another one added.
Speaking of why she identifies as a black person, Martina said: “I can clearly feel that I am black – but its hard to find the right words to describe it.”
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