After Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, members of a human rights group have started a petition to remove him from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Many are in outrage over the death of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the U.S. in a coma North Korea blamed on botulism. He died on Monday.
Rodman arrived in North Korea the same day Warmbier was released back to the states. While there’s no known connection here, many are outraged at Rodman’s lack of American patriotism.
It’s highly unlikely this petition will pick up steam, given the movement to remove O.J. Simpson after his trial didn’t yield any results and he still remains a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Is the human right’s group overreacting here or do they have a valid point in regards to the death of a U.S. citizen?