White woman who "changed race" claims she can have a black baby with white husband
In a world where people's understanding of gender and sexuality are more fluid than ever before, some have begun to question whether they can identify in different ways in other areas of their life. Last year, for example, 69-year-old Emile Ratelband from the Netherlands embarked on a mission to legally change his name so that he could get more Tinder matches.
And now, an increasing number of people are describing themselves as "transracial". In short, they identify with a race other than their birth ethnicity. One of these people is 30-year-old German model Martina Big. She is a biologically white woman who, through the repeated use of tanning injections containing Melanotan, has turned herself black.
Now, she's hit the headlines by claiming that any children she has with her white husband will be black too:
Together with her 31-year-old husband, Michael Eurwen, who also identifies as transracial and is planning to darken his skin in the same way, Martina explained on British talk show This Morning that doctors had informed the couple that any children they have will also be black.
Prior to having the injections, Martina was a pale, peroxide blonde-haired model - famed for her 32S breasts.
And while you might assume that it would take a lot of injections to change a person's skin color to this extent, she has claimed that she turned black after just three.
After the pair made their unbelievable claim about the race of their future children, one of the show's two hosts, Holly Willoughby asked, "Doctors have told you that your baby will be born black?"
Martina answered: "Yep, they said they will be black. We have also discussed about breastfeeding and if it is safe for me to have a baby."
Clearly not sold by Martina's explanation, Holly continued, "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?"
"Of course - it will be a mix of me and Micheal," Martina 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."
Understandably, Martina's bizarre claims were a hot topic on social media.
Twitter user @Beccafun wrote, "How offensive!! You can't change race. It is your history and it is in your DNA! #MartinaBig #ThisMorning Is she for real!!"
"Okay, there are so many things wrong with #martinabig #ThisMorning that I don't even know where to start... If an injected skin color were to go down to your children, so would tattoos, and scars, and botox injections... This why education is important, people!" remarked @BasicBioBi.
"No way that women [sic] just describe the race of her baby [as] 'milk chocolate' #This Morning," wrote @laurxnwallace.
And while there's no doubt that Martina's future children won't be black, @Missbarbiedolly did suggest that she might have had her reasons for making such a bizarre claim:
"I had thought....once her husband has done this weird blackface tanning thing, Martina could have an affair with a black man and her husband would be none the wiser.... This just makes no sense.... #MartinaBig #IsThisLegit #confused #blackface #taning #help #This Morning."
Well, they do say it takes all sorts to make a world!