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A man who is transforming himself into a ‘black alien’ has revealed he can’t get a job thanks to his extreme look, saying a lot of people simply ‘don’t understand’. Watch a video about his makeover here:
Anthony Loffredo has covered most of his body in dark tattoos – including his eyeballs - and has also had implants installed under the skin on his head and arms and had two fingers, parts of his nose and both ears amputated.
After getting his tongue modified so it is split down the middle to create a forked effect, he is also planning to have his penis split in half.
Loffredo, who documents his transformation into a ‘black alien’ on Instagram, has admitted there’s a lot of ‘negative’ reaction to his unique style - prompting judgement not only from people in the street, but also prospective employers.
Speaking on an episode of Spanish podcast Club 113, Loffredo said: “This type of change, it’s not just a tattoo, it’s something bigger.
“With my family, I can’t find a job, there’s lots of negative stuff. It could be positive because you feel better, but you have to know there’s also a dark side.”
He continued: “It’s a fight everyday, because everyday you find new people who don’t understand, who want to judge.
“It’s life, not everyone understands everything. Like me, I don’t understand lots of things about lots of people.
“You can’t judge someone, no one knows what’s inside someone’s head, why they’re doing that, you need to talk with this person.”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Loffredo explained how people often have an 'interesting' reaction to how he looks.
He said: "I’m human. There’s people who think I’m just crazy. There’s people, who when they see me, shout and run and many things."
But he insisted that he doesn't 'like playing with people' and goes out of his way to try and make others feel more comfortable.
"I think it’s dangerous to not try to do that,” Loffredo added.
"At night when I go past people in the street, I move to the other side.
"When I cross with people, like old people, I change sides in the street. Also with kids I’m careful. I know it can be a shock."
Loffredo stressed that he just wants to be seen as a 'normal' person, just like anyone else.
“I’m a normal guy, I work, I have a family," he said.
"I like being looked at like a normal guy with a job, with a family, who has a friend, girlfriend, all of that. That’s what makes me normal.”