I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) May 7, 2013
The US citizen and tour operator who entered North Korea in November last year, was caught with ‘evidence’ that showed he was involved in plotting against the DPRK regime.
Rodman traveled to North Korea with three Harlem Globetrotters and a documentary film crew for some basketball exhibitions in February this year. They went to Pyongyang as Ambassadors of Goodwill and hoped to have an audience with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who at that time was busy in issuing nuclear threats to South Korea and the U.S.
Apparently the NBA player spent some quality time with the North Korean leader and developed ‘friendship’ with him during his stay over there. Rodman even planned to go on a vacation with Kim Jong-Un in August this year and called him an ‘awesome kid’ as well. Rodman was also questioned by the FBI over his much-criticized trip to North Korea.
Last week, the U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell said, "We urge the DPRK (North Korea) to grant Mr. Bae amnesty and immediate release.” But there has been no update from North Korea over the matter.
Rodman’s request is majorly being treated as a joke on the online media as people do not think that Kim jong Un will release Bae for now.
if dennis rodman can actually get this american prisoner released from n. korea by asking KJU to "do me a solid".. this world is wacky.— Steven Fabian (@StevenFabianTV) May 7, 2013
Having Dennis Rodman advocating for your release in North Korea is like having Lindsay Lohan as a character witness.— Jay Caruso (@jaycaruso) May 7, 2013
It has been several hours since Rodman posted the tweet. One wonders if his ‘buddy’ Kim has been listening or not.