Dennis Rodman Gets Twitter Hate Over North Korea Trip: Just Stay There With Your BFF Kim Jong-Un

on September 07 2013 3:03 PM

Rodman Dennis Rodman answers a reporter’s question at a hotel in North Korea's capital Pyongyang in this photo taken by Kyodo, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.  Reuters/Kyodo

Dennis Rodman and his neck tattoo are back in Beijing following his latest controversial excursion to North Korea, where he had yet another powwow with the reclusive Kim Jong-un.

The former NBA superstar traveled to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and stayed for five days, after a planned visit by the U.S. State Department fell through. Robert King, the U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues, had been expected to travel to the country in hopes of securing the release of Kenneth Bae, the imprisoned American missionary who was sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp.

Rodman, according to the Toronto Sun, spent his trip eating dinners, watching basketball games and just otherwise spending quality time with the dictator, whom he famously described as a “friend for life.” The onetime Chicago Bull apparently had little interest negotiating for Bae’s release. Asked about Bae by reporters upon his return to Beijing, Rodman said that’s simply not his job.

“Ask Obama about [Kenneth Bae]. Ask Hillary Clinton about that. Ask those ***holes,” he said, according to a tweet by BNO News president Michael van Poppel.

Meanwhile, Twitter users had their own messages for Rodman, most of which, not surprisingly, were quite negative. If there was one overreaching narrative threading the tweets together, it’s that Rodman should have just stayed in North Korea for good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One user even offered to throw in Miley Cyrus for good measure.

 

 

Rodman has been unapologetic, referring to his trips to North Korea as a “basketball diplomacy tour.” The 29-year-old Kim Jong-un is reportedly a huge fan of the sport.

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