It's true, I'm in North Korea.Looking forward to sitting down with Kim Jung Un.I love the people of North Korea. #WORMinNorthKorea
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) February 26, 2013
Yes, that headline and that tweet are true. Dennis Rodman is in North Korea as part of a "basketball diplomacy" initiative that will be shown as part of a news report for North Korean television and for a special on HBO. Rodman just seems like an odd choice to represent the United States in North Korea, well known for its strict cultural and dress code restrictions. Rodman is not exactly conservative in those matters.
And North Koreans, getting a look at him for the first time, are getting a bit of a culture shock. One even said "He looks like a monster" when shown a photo from his playing days.
Hard to disagree.
Still Rodman is an ambassador of the United States and arrives in the embattled country at a critical time in history. It was only a few weeks ago that the internationa...