Dennis Rodman asks buddy Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. teams play in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea, back in February.
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Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un formed quite a bond earlier this year when the former NBA star visited North Korea and partied with the country’s dictator, infamously telling him that he has “a friend for life.”

Well, that friendship is about to be put to the test after this tweet from Rodman on Tuesday:

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


Bae, a Korean American tour operator who was arrested in North Korea last November, was sentenced by the North’s Supreme Court last week for unspecified “hostile acts” against the state.

Last week the Seattle Times ran an editorial with the headline, “Dennis Rodman should ask pal Kim Jong Un to release Kenneth Bae.”

Rodman, who has taken a carefree attitude toward his friendship with a harsh dictator despite the rising tension between the two countries, apparently took the opinion piece to heart.

In direct response to your article headline, “Ok.” Read your story @uscthanhtan, and I decided to help. — Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) May 7, 2013

Can’t wait for Kim’s response.


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