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Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Comments On North Korean Prisoner! "I Had Been Drinking!"

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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:

"I embarrassed a lot of people. I'm very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I'm truly sorry."

Dennis went on to explain that he was under a lot of stress at the time of the interview, and when some of his teammates began to walk away from his project, he didn't handle the stress in a very healthy way:

"I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed."

Well, that at least explains his comments, but we're still not sure about his multiple trips to North Korea and his befriending of Kim Jong-Un!

Unfortunately, it seems like his rehab visit to a center in Florida in 2008 AND his appearance on Celebrity Rehab in 2009 hasn't helped much either.

Hopefully Dennis learns to bite his tongue when it comes to politics, or he'll find himself issuing a LOT more apologies in the near future!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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11 comments to “Dennis Rodman Apologizes For Comments On North Korean Prisoner! "I Had Been Drinking!"”



  1. 1

    Rodman's been through DOZENS of court ordered 12-Step religious AA/NA cult treatment programs; when's the "HIGHER POWER" going to do its higher-power thingy and keep him from drinking?

  2. Wadell says – reply to this


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    WITH 2 VISITS TO NK
    HE BROUGHT MORE AWARENESS AND UNITY TO THE 2 COUNTRIES
    THAN OUR ELECTED OFICIALS ,BY USING BASKETBALL AS THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTS 2 WORLDS ,HES MAKING EVERY ONE IN THE WH LOOK INCOMPETENT
    AND CONFUSED
    EVERY ONE IN CNN COVERING UP FOR THIS PRESIDENTS MISTAKES IS ON SMEAR CAMPAING AGAINST DENNIS ,FOR HIM SIMPLY SAYING
    I M NOT GOING TO BE NO ONES PUPPET
    HE PERSONIFIES , TRUE DIPLOMACY , TRUE LEADERSHIP TRUE BLACKNESS
    AND THE GUY
    IS HERO AND NATIONAL TREASURE CHICAGO BULLS ALL THE WAY BABY ….



  3. 3

    The "HIGHER POWER" doesn't stop people from doing anything, there's this sneaky little thing called "free will"…

  4. Twilight says – reply to this


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    Re: Wadell – I'd say you are as deluded, ignorant and buffoonish as Rodman. He had the POTENTIAL of doing all those things. He has failed. Miserably. Most of the US now think he is an idiot (if they didn't already) and the rest think he should simply stay in NK. National Treasure? I think not.



  5. 5

    Re: Wadell – Oh just shut the fuck up with this insane dribble. Dennis Rodman is an insensitive and incredibly naive individual. Obviously he's also a coward who gets most of his strength and courage through a bottle of booze. Fuck Dennis Rodman



  6. 6

    Re: Jessicalc – Why then is a make-believe "HIGHER POWER" even brought into the treatment equation?

  7. Wadell says – reply to this


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    Re: Twilight – WHOS THE IDIOT ???
    WRONG
    YOU ARE CLUELESS BECAUSE HES NOT POLITICIAN THATS NOT HES JOB ,
    THATS NOT HES OBLIGATION ,
    AND HE STILL MANAGE 2 BUILD BRIDGE ALONE WITH OUT YALLS HELP ,
    THATS WHY I THINK HES NATIONAL TREASURE STATUS
    CUSS HE DID SOMETHING ALL OF YOU IN D.C
    ON THE PAY ROLL FAILED 2 DO ,
    I MEAN FACE IT
    HOW LAZY OF THIS ADMISTRATION 2 DUMPED THEIR RESPONSABILITIES ON SOME ONE ALS JUST BECAUSE THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS
    I THINK IS WRONG TO BLAME DENNIS
    FOR EXPECTING RETIRED BASKETBALL OR SOME ONE ALS TO DO THEIR JOB FOR THEM ,
    AND I AGREE THIS DOESNT LOOK GOOD FOR THEM ,,,
    KARRY LOOKS LIKE TOTAL NOTHING MAN

  8. Can i laugh now ?? says – reply to this


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    Re: Strangeasitmay

    i just paid my taxes too im so happy !

  9. FilthyPiggyPenn says – reply to this


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    He was drinking? And all this time I thought he was channelling Idi Amin. Re: Wadell – Maybe that was his intention but all he accomplished was embarrassing himself, embarrassing North korea and embarrassing americans (and embarrassing whatever hood he is from). Perhaps we can all find unity in being embarrassed. America and china proved that democracies and communists can get along and trade together (half of the president's household items were probably made by communists) and hopefully one day north korea and america will be on friendlier terms. I just don't foresee basketball being the conduit to that end.

  10. filthyPiggyPenn says – reply to this


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    if North korea finally opened their doors to the world and became a responsible world player in trade and manufacturing, they would probably end up being one of the most successful countries in the world like their south korean brothers (although not overnight). And if they united with south korea as one country like brothers–it would be like two halves of a brain coming together. The end result would be geniusness , fruitfulness and mutual prosperity. How is that not tempting? Nevermind a basketball team. Why not a north and south korean unified COUNTRY team? That would be way more beneficial to all koreans than anything Rodman can accomplish there.

  11. Jill Hunt says – reply to this


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    Dennis Rodman is a disgrace and a liability to our country!! What gave him the right to go there and speak on the behalf of our people?? He is no politician or ambassador and he does not even make sence!!! They already don't like us to this day!! It certainly didn't help the American being held captive there. Shame on Dennis Rodman for sticking his nose into business where it didn't belong!!!