Dennis Rodman has been rubbing a LOT of people the wrong way lately with his controversial trips to North Korea, and it looks like it's starting to catch up with him!
The former NBA big man had a pretty testy interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, and he irked many people when he seemed unsympathetic towards Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who is currently being held captive in North Korea, and seemed to suggest he may have done something wrong to end up in that situation.
Kenneth's family was outraged by the interview, and his sister Terri Chung spoke out about it, saying:
"He was in a position to do some good and to help advocate for Kenneth. He refused to do so. But then instead he has chosen to hurl these outrageous accusations against Kenneth. He clearly doesn't know anything about Kenneth, about his case. And so we were appalled by that."
It didn't take long for Dennis to release an apology to Kenneth and his family, as well as Chris Cuomo, and he says he's learning to put his foot in his mouth when it comes to politics:
Just when we think this story can't get any stranger…
After weeks of planning, Dennis Rodman finally put all of the pieces together to set up a basketball game between former NBA players and North Korea's national basketball team for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.
Well the controversial matchup went down today in Pyongyang, and the big man decided to kick off the festivities the only way he know how. By singing Happy Birthday to his dictator friend!
As you may have already guessed, the whole thing is just all kinds of strange and awkward and all we know is that we want it to stop!
Ch-ch-check out the strangeness (above)!
Dennis Rodman is FINALLY speaking out about his controversial basketball game he set up in North Korea this week, and he's definitely NOT happy with all of the criticism he's been receiving!
The former NBA champ has been under fire lately for his many trips to the isolated country and befriending their leader Kim Jong-Un, who recently had his own uncle executed.
However, things became extremely heated when, during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, he became visibly upset, and even though, basketball player Charles Smith tried to diffuse the situation, Dennis just let it all unleash on air!
It seems pretty clear that Dennis is still not grasping the seriousness of the situation overseas and how bad the timing of his basketball game is.
Watch their fiery exchange (above)!!
It looks like it's officially on, much similarly to it is in the video game Donkey Kong!
That's how the saying goes, right?
Anywho, for the past few weeks Dennis Rodman has been hard at work in North Korea to help train their national basketball team in hopes of setting up a game for his good friend Kim Jong-Un's birthday on January 8th.
Well, it looks like he defied the odds and somehow recruited 6 former NBA players, including
Just last week, Dennis Rodman made his third trip to North Korea to help train their men's basketball team and attempt to set up a match for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.
The former basketballer has claimed that these trips are completely harmless, but it seems clear that he doesn't fully understand the seriousness of the situation overseas. Well someone who has seen the horrors firsthand is finally trying to give Dennis the wake-up call he so desperately needs!
Shin Dong-hyuk is a human-rights activist who was born in a North Korean labor camp and is the only know person to escape, and he's written an open letter to the big man in hopes of opening his eyes to reality in his home country.
In the chilling letter, he writes:
Dennis Rodman isn't letting a little thing like the execution of Kim Jong-Un's uncle get in the way of his third trip to North Korea!
In fact, he's there right now helping coach their national basketball team, and he's sort of acting like the whole execution thing never happened!
After begining a controversial friendship with Kim Jong-Un, Dennis Rodman said he would return to North Korea and help train their men's basketball team for the 2016 olympics!
Well he's not letting anything stand in the way of his promise. And when we say anything, we mean ANYTHING!!!
The former NBA champ is set to make his third trip to North Korea this year, and it comes just a week after