A man who was born with three fingers on both hands has told French influencer ‘Black Alien’ that he amputated the wrong fingers in his attempt to create an extraterrestrial-style hand.
Brazilian journalist and podcaster Afonso Santos Junior, better known as Afonso Tresde , 40, said he messaged Anthony Loffredo, 33, better known as Black Alien, about which fingers he should amputate to appear more ‘alien’ and still have good functionality of his hand.
Loffredo, who has 766,000 followers on his ‘The Black Alien Project’ Instagram page, has split his tongue, covered himself in tattoos and piercings, and even cut off his nose, but says he claims he has only achieved 34 percent of his envisaged transformation.
He recently had two fingers removed to appear more like an extraterrestrial.
However, Afonso said that he thought the French influencer’s finger amputation was “really cool”, but that he was “surprised he cut off the wrong fingers!”
Afonso added: “I’ve been following this guy for a long time. My body-piercing and tattooist friends always talk about him, and I became interested at the start of the pandemic when he created a social media account specifically about the Black Alien character, which later became his main persona.”
Afonso said: “I was born with three fingers on each hand and, unlike some genetic mutations that deform parts of the body, mine is pretty perfect so I’ve always been very proud.
“I also have about eight tattoos and a lot of piercings, and I’ve dyed my hair weird colours many times. That is why I never judge anyone on their appearance, however, for me, some things have a limit.
“Black Alien went on a mission to transform 100 percent of his body to be like an alien. He said he is about 34 percent finished. But as soon as I heard what he wanted to do with his left hand, I sent him a message showing my hand and saying ‘dude, if you’re going to amputate them, cut these ones off, just like my hand, it’s more anatomically correct and will give you more comfort in everyday activities.
“He apparently ignored my advice completely! I have a thumb, middle finger and ring finger. Today, the only thing I don’t do in life is play the flute!”