Former NBA star Dennis Rodman appeared on ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday and defended North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (video below).
Rodman recently spent several days in North Korea with a camera crew from VICE and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters to film an episode of an upcoming HBO series.
'This Week' host George Stephanopoulos repeatedly debunked Rodman’s praise of Jong Un with North Korea’s poor record on human rights, reports ABC News.
“He’s just a great guy,” Rodman said. ”If you sit down and talk to him, you know, perception is perceiving how things work.”
“A great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“He’s a good guy to me. Guess what, he’s my friend," said Rodman. "Guess what, I don’t condone what he does, but as far as a person to person, he’s my friend."
Rodman also compared Korean prison camps, where innocent people have died, to President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
When Stephanopoulos gave Rodman a report from Human Rights Watch detailing abuses in North Korea, Rodman simply laughed off the suffering of thousands of North Koreans with: “Don’t hate me. Don’t hate me.”
Source: ABC News