As long as Dennis Rodman is not in jail, or broadcasting a drunken orgy, we’re happy for him. But the dude’s been getting around lately. You may be watching him on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” where he came back for another shot — allegedly sober this time. The 51-year-old former NBA star wants more than just a chair in Donald Trump’s boardroom. He’s the new self-appointed diplomat of world peace. Eat that, Bono!
In the last couple of weeks, you may have seen photos of Rodman’s basketball date –and subsequent cementing friendship “for life”- with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. The scene was documented as part of a new HBO series produced by Vice. Rodman’s visit took place at time of heightened tension between the United States and North Korea, a result of North Korea’s nuclear program. And then, almost magically, the North Korean military called off the Korean War armistice agreement. How did Rodman do it!? Today, the former basketball star announced that he would be vacationing with Kim Jong-un in August. “I don’t condone what he does, but he’s my friend,” Rodman told the press.
And now that he’s brought peace to North Korea, his next stop on his diplomacy tour is …
The Vatican to have a sit-down with the new Pope (whoever he may be). Rodman claims “his people” have been in touch with the Catholic church. He’s a real life Carmen Sandiego!
When asked what he hopes to accomplish with the trip he said, “I want to be anywhere in the world that I’m needed … I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.”
We will be tracking Rodman on his mission. In the meantime, we await further clues ACME. [The Atlantic]