According a statement from Dennis Rodman’s public relations firm (which means Dennis Rodman probably had nothing to do with it), the former NBA star is apologizing for comments he made about imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae.
After receiving criticism for his outburst during a CNN interview, Dennis Rodman’s PR team, who have been working double overtime for the past year, decided it was time to step in and write him an apology statement.
“I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae’s family,” Rodman supposedly said in a statement released Thursday by his publicist.
“I embarrassed a lot of people. I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I’m truly sorry.”
Dennis Rodman’s PR team said that Rodman had been having a stressful day when he made the comments suggesting Kenneth Bae deserved his 15-year sentence. They also revealed that he had been drinking before the CNN interview.
“Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates,” he said, adding that his dream of “basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart”.
“I had been drinking,” he continued. “It’s not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed.”
Blaming embarrassing behaviour on a drunken stupor? Stop stealing poorly thought out PR tactics from Toronto’s crack smoking mayor!
Now that the apology is out of the way, Rodman is headed to North Korea’s new, multimillion-dollar ski resort with his BFF Kim Jong Un, presumably to marvel at what a waste of money it was and ski with the 5 other people in North Korea who know how to.
Via: The Globe and Mail