Either Dennis Rodman hasn’t been reading the news lately or he is actually quite determined to restore peace between North Korea and the United States of America despite the (constant) nuclear attack threats.
On February 26 this year, the former NBA player traveled to North Korea with three Harlem Globetrotters and a documentary film crew for some basketball exhibitions. They went to Pyongyang as Ambassadors of Goodwill and hoped to have an audience with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Prior to this trip, North Korea had made several threats to the U.S. regarding a missile launch and nuclear attack. One was made in January, very blunt and explicit saying North Korean missiles and nuclear plans would ‘target’ U.S. On February 02, North Korea threatened U.S. to conduct its third nuclear test (which by the way it did).
Later, on February 26 news emerged that DPRK had warned the top U.S. military commander stationed in South Korea that his forces would ‘meet a miserable destruction’ if they went ahead with military drills with the South. The drills are being conducted anyway.
So these were the threats made to the U.S. before Rodman went as (sort of) a peace ambassador. Media was abuzz with news of his alleged ‘friendship’ with Kim Jong Un and it appeared to the world that the tension between DPRK and the U.S. would, if not end, drop at least. But on March 07, North Korea again threatened the U.S. with a pre-emptive nuclear strike following the UN Security Council sanctions.
Though it has been confirmed that North Korea doesn’t have the capacity to strike mainland United States, the threats still don’t lose their meaning. The point is that North Korea is bent on (merely threatening) to destroy the U.S. and Dennis Rodman still wants to go on a vacation with Kim Jong-Un. It sounds ridiculous and people of the former basketball player’s country are not happy with the announcement, even if it is meant to be a joke, which by the way, isn’t one. Rodman in an interview has said that he plans to holiday with Kim Jong Un in August this year.
Twitter fired up with comments today as soon as the news was out. People are amazed why Dennis Rodman does not hate Kim Jong Un for his bluffs.
How is @dennisrodman alive? Surprised the North Koreans didn't shoot down his plane before landing.— † Brittney † (@givemezaynal) March 12, 2013
North Korea wanna blow us up and Dennis rodman being buddy buddy with their demonic leader .. Rodman a bankrupt burned out z list celebrity— ryan (@ReealRy) March 12, 2013
Is the fact that North Korea didn't take Dennis Rodman hostage a good sign or a bad sign?— kara vallow (@teenagesleuth) March 12, 2013
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un. Is this a bromance in the making?— John Luke McCord (@JLgrindin) March 12, 2013
Would have been a better guy to send to N Korea instead of Dennis Rodman i.imgur.com/wwsoQwR.jpg— Joe Batters(@BigTunaInc) March 12, 2013
Every few months I'm always seeing lindsay lohan in the news regarding legal issues, she's the next dennis rodman— Juan(@Contraversy__) March 12, 2013
It seems people, in the United States especially, are really concerned why Dennis Rodman wants to continue his ‘friendship’ with the North Korean leader. But whether or not Kim Jong-Un wants to go holiday with the former NBA player has not been confirmed yet. Therefore, people should really calm down and avoid hate speech and possible internet memes.