Dennis Rodman Asks Kim Jong Un to “Do Me a Solid”
FDennis Rodman is asking his friend, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to release Korean-American Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Bae was arrested in North Korea in November and was sentenced last week for “hostile acts” against the state.
The U.S. has called for the North to immediately release Bae, but because the North and the U.S. have no formal diplomatic relations, it relies on Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang to deal with Bae’s case.
“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,” Rodman said on Twitter. Rodman made a highly criticized trip to North Korea in February and sat next to Kim during an exhibition basketball game.