Well, Dennis Rodman is back at it again. Rodman recently defended North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, in an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Dennis also discussed The Interview in an in-depth piece about the film one day before the premiere of his Slamdance documentary, Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang. Snippets of YouTube videos from the movie show Rodman crying, cursing, and talking about receiving death threats because of his connection to Kim Jong Un.
The YouTube video titled Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (SLAMDANCE World Premiere) Exclusive Clip by Deadline Hollywood that was uploaded four days ago, on January 20, has already received 56,426 views. In it, notorious NBA Hall of Fame “bad boy” Dennis Rodman can be seen in his 2012 visit to North Korea. Rodman went there with members of the Harlem Globetrotters for basketball events, but his new comments show Dennis defending the infamous leader of North Korea, claiming he doesn’t believe the country hacked Sony.
“If the North wanted to hack anything in the world, anything in the world, really, they are going to go hack a movie? Really?! How many movies have there been attacking North Korea? And they never hacked those. North Korea is going to hack a comedy, a movie that is really nothing? I can’t see that happening. Of all the companies…really? Over a movie?!”
In the explicit excerpt from Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang, Rodman talks about not being as famous as superstars like Beyonce and Jay-Z, but claims he’s doing things they aren’t, as if his relationship with North Korea is somehow helping world diplomacy. When it turns to talk of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy that displayed Kim Jong Un’s death scene, as reported by the Inquisitr, Rodman turns surly and admonishes the movie.
“They’re doing a movie about North Korea and it’s a comedy. And I went cool, cool, cool. The next thing you know, I’m seeing some of the pieces, and he wants to go kill this guy? That ain’t funny. That is not funny.”
Rodman believes his movie reflects the real North Korea. The Slamdance documentary premieres on January 25.
Dennis reportedly has not seen The Interview and doesn’t believe he ever will.
“This is the real North Korea, this is the real movie. To see a guy like [Kim Jong Un], this 5-foot 2 or 5-foot 1 guy, have that much power, in a country like that, and see people get emotional, crying, 20 thousand of them clapping, it was so surreal. It blew my mind.”
Dennis Rodman and Seth Rogen even tried to get in touch prior to The Interview, but timing became an issue.
“I would have liked to have said to [Rogen], ‘Let’s go to North Korea and actually see it. See what’s really going on. Then make your movie. I would still [take Rogen] now. I would ask Seth and all those involved in the movie to go to North Korea with me. And then do an interview with me about the movie.”
While brushing off talk of Kim Jong Un reportedly killing his uncle and other people, as reported by CBS News, Dennis touched on why he visited the notorious leader nonetheless.
“People ask, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you go sit next to him. He’s a bad guy. To me, I was so surprised. He treated me very, very nicely, like one of the family, you know. And I’m not a hater. I don’t care what you do in the world. If you treat me nice, I’m good. And one thing people don’t understand, until you go to North Korea and actually see it, it’s a whole different story.”
[Image via Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang]