Pistachio Ad Starring Rodman and Kim Jong-un Impersonator Is Unsurprisingly Bizarre

Tuesday September 17th, 2013

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I think it's safe to say Dennis Rodman's days traveling to North Korea as supreme leader Kim Jong-un's buddy are over (not that I purport to understand the dynamics of this inexplicable friendship).

On the one hand, I can appreciate Rodman having a sense of humor about himself. But doing so in ad in which a real-life murderous dictator blows him up is bound to bug some people. That's not to say, though, that caricatures foreign of tyrants are especially edgy or new for American TV.

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