Well damn, white people. I guess you can scratch what I said about staying out of the sun and using sunblock and junk. Clearly, I would rather you have a few sunwrinkles as opposed to completely missing skin because it all burnt off.
This guy is probably wishing he never saw a bottle of sunscreen.
Gross pictures after the jump.
A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen lotion on parts of his body.
Brett Sigworth said he applied Banana Boat sunscreen to his body before walking over to his grill, not knowing it would still be flammable after it was on his skin.
“I went into complete panic mode and screamed,” Sigworth said. “I’ve never experienced pain like that in my life.”
The result was second-degree burns to his chest, ear and back, the only areas where he applied the sunscreen. Ten days after the incident, Sigworth is still showing the effects of the incident.
The warnings on the bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen read, “Flammable, don’t use near heat, flame or while burning.” But nothing about once it’s applied.
Banana Boat officials said in a statement they were sorry to hear about Sigworth’s experience and would begin a prompt investigation. “We are unaware of any prior incidents similar to what Brett has described, but because nothing is more important to us than the safety of our consumers, we are taking this matter very seriously,” the statement said.
Dan Dillard, CEO of the Burn Prevention Network, believes the sunscreen might not have fully absorbed into Sigworth’s skin and the droplets from the aerosol spray might have still been in the air.
“As he approached the flame, the charcoal simply caught the vapor trail and it follows the vapor trail to where the bulk of the substance is, which is on his body,” said Dillard.
“I think if people were told this is flammable for two minutes on your skin, people wouldn’t use it,” Sigworth said.
These are some nasty photos forreal.
I guess the sun is a lose/lose situation for white folks. Y’all just cannot catch a break this week.
Don’t be sad though. Just go to a bank and get a credit application or something. You’ll feel a lot better about that whole Being White Thing after that I promise.