Dennis Rodman May Not Know Which Korea He’s In

Troubling news for international diplomacy.

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In troubling news for international diplomacy, the NBA Hall-of-Famer and the former Mr. Carmen Electra may not actually know what part of the Korean Peninsula he’s in — democratic, economically vibrant South Korea, or, you know, the other one.

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Late evening local time, Rodman tweeted the following:

Internet star and “Gangnam Style” singer Psy, who tweets under the handle @psy_oppa, is South Korean. It’s unlikely that Rodman will run into him above the 38th Parallel, because the two countries remain technically at war ever since a cease-fire ended the Korean conflict in 1953.

The Worm is in North Korea with a film crew from VICE magazine to engage in a little “basketball diplomacy” according to the Associated Press; he is expected to run a basketball camp for children, play pickup games with locals and possibly scrimmage with some of the country’s top athletes.

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His tweet prompted a flurry of responses, ranging from the horrified:

To the snarky:

To the frankly concerned for Rodman’s safety:

Surely there’s more to come; those interested in following Rodman’s adventures can do so via the Twitter hashtag #WORMinNorthKorea.

So far, Psy has not replied.

UPDATE: Psy responded to Rodman:


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