I go after tour groups and accounts when I think they’re capitalizing on North Korea’s sordid reputation.
The “useful clown” Dennis Rodman did much to assist this, causing people to break away from Project Runway and The Bachelor to wonder what exactly was so bad about Kim Jong Un…
In a perfect world, you would have heard about Kenneth Bae long before spectators and gawkers to the world arena were haranguing Dennis Rodman to petition on his behalf.
Pertinent to North Korea, readers may be interested in Simon Cockerell’s AMA. He runs Koryo Tours, a tour company that has safely led people through North Korea.
Well, it has come and passed: Dennis Rodman has, with Paddy Power’s underwriting, staged a couple rounds of basketball for Supreme Leader’s 31st birthday.
Paddy Power, a large and popular Irish booking agency, has declined to underwrite any further trips to North Korea for Rodman.
Rodman has let slip he is only interested in becoming “the most famous person in the world” with no interest in the release of Kenneth Bae