Sarah Finley, Daily Mail, January 21, 2019
A white couple, who have had tanning injections to turn their skin darker, have appeared on This Morning, claiming that doctors have told them that their future children will be born black.
Newly married couple model Martina Big, 30, from Germany and Michael Eurwen, 31 have both had tanning injections, using Melanotan, a synthetic hormone, to darken the skin.
Martina Big, hit the headlines previously due to her plastic surgery, which took her breasts to a 32S.
Her skin colour change has also been well documented. When she started to have the injections, she was a white-skinned model with peroxide blonde hair, but she claims that just three jabs turned her skin black.
But fans of This Morning took to Twitter to rubbish the idea of the couple having black babies, pointing out that it’s impossible due to their DNA.
When questioned about having children by Holly she said: ‘Doctors have told you that you baby will be be black?’
And Martina said: ‘Yep, they said they will be black. We have also discussed about breast feeding and if it is safe for me to have a baby.’
But completely baffled by this scenario Holly questioned her further saying: ‘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 said, ‘but I’m pretty sure it will be black, but if it is milk chocolate or a little bit lighter it doesn’t matter. ‘
But fans on Twitter went crazy asking what on earth she was thinking, with one saying: ‘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.’
While another questioned the genetics behind the couples claim: ‘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.’
Others joked about the situation, with one tweeting: ‘As I identify as an attack helicopter I’m having surgery to have rotor blades attached to my back and mini guns under my arms #ThisMorning.’
On the show, the couple who married last October in Hawaii, said they identified as black.
‘I can clearly feel that I am black – but its hard to find the right words to describe it,’ Martina said.
In March last year she flew out to Kenya to be baptised as a real African woman.
On her Facebook page at the time she wrote: ‘One of my Kenyan friends told her pastor about my transformation to a black woman and told him how much I wanted to become a true African woman.
‘In his sermon the pastor said: ‘You have to be born again and now you are a new creature.’ I’m so happy and proud to be a real African woman :)’