Dennis Rodman in North Korea: WTF?

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Dennis Rodman in North Korea

Dennis Rodman finished his third trip to North Korea and once again cause a media shit storm. Dennis Rodman claims all of his visits, his bromance with the supreme leader Kim Jong-un and his goodwill basketball game is “basketball diplomacy” and will open up the door to North Korea “a little”. On the other hand, Western media expresses rage and confusion that Dennis Rodman and his band of misfits actually get access to North Korea and Kim Jong-un whereas other diplomatic avenues fail.  The media also expresses great concern that Dennis Rodman is representing the free world.  Deniss Rodman’s motives, loyalties, ethics, moral compass and now soberness is always cast in doubt and may actually cause more harm than good.

First, let’s review the timeline and activities of Dennis Rodman in North Koreas.

February 26, 2013 – Dennis Rodman in North Korea?! Rodman makes his first trip to North Korea. He seems to get to be buddies with Kim Jong-un, calling him “Un” and a “friend for life”. This first trip was sponsored by VICE. On their Youtube channel, they say VICE “specializes in exploring uncomfortable truths and going to places we don’t belong.” Agreed.

September 3, 2013 – Rodman makes a second trip to North Korea. He takes a vacation with Kim Jong-un and his family.  He claims he to have held Kim Jong-un’s daughter Ju-ae and said Kim Jong-un is a “good dad”.

January 6, 2014 – Rodman appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo.  Rodman expressed his ignorance about many issues.

January 8, 2014 – Rodman participates in an exhibition game in North Korea with former NBA players. He sings “Happy Birthday” to Jim Jong-un.  The best video to see about this is Jimmy Kimmel’s version of the events. [Below]


What is the future of the unholy alliance between Kim Jong-Un and Dennis Rodman?  I suspect it will continue be ridiculous cringe-worthy joke.

Please check out these additional links about Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

New York Daily News – Dennis Rodman: “Sorry, I was drunk’

New York Daily News – Dennis Rodman’s All-Stars have some explaining to do for North Korea trip

Washington Post – Dennis Rodman’s North Korea high jinks aren’t funny anymore

Los Angeles Times – Dennis Rodman sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Time – ‘I Had Been Drinking’: Rodman Apologizes for North Korea Rant

CNN – Dennis Rodman appears to bow, sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to North Korea’s Kim

CNN – Give Dennis Rodman a break

The Telegraph – North Korea state TV shows Dennis Rodman meeting Kim Jong-un

Check out this collection of photos showing Dennis Rodman in North Korea with Kim Jong-un.

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Buddies For Life

Dennis Rodman in North Korea

Rodman in North Korea

Dennis Rodman in North Korea

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un in North Korea
Ri Sol-ju, Kim Jong-un’s wife on left.

Kim Jong-un in North Korea

dennis rodman in north korea
dennis rodman in north koreaThe American diplomatic Dream Team


dennis rodman in north korea

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