‘Third Hand’ in Dennis Rodman Meeting with Kim Jong-un Photo

Kim Jong-un meeting with Dennis Rodman on his second visit to North Korea. A "third hand" appears in the photo, believed to possibly belong to an interpreter who was edited out of the photo.

From NetEase:

“Third Hand” Appear in Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un’s Meeting; Suspected of Being a North Korean PS Mistake

According to Hong Kong media reports, U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman made his second visit to North Korea last week, and last Friday, was received and had dinner with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, where it was reported that the two had a “cordial talk” during the meal.

However, on a photograph North Korean officials published, it appeared that Rodman had a “third hand” (circled)! The outside world believes this “weird hand” is that of the interpreter between Rodman and Kim Jong-un, a joke arising from a momentary oversight by North Korean authorities when they altered the photo.

Rodman left Pyongyang to return home via Beijing on the weekend, but widely-watched Korean-American citizen Kenneth Bae, who was [previously] detained in North Korea and sentenced to reeducation through labor, was not traveling with him, and it is believed that he has not been freed.

Previously, according to a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report, Kim Jong-un “warmly welcomed Rodman’s trip and they had a cordial conversation” in Pyongyang. Pyongyang had previously abruptly canceled U.S. Human Rights special envoy Robert King’s visit, and Rodman’s visit sparked speculation on whether he would go forward to persuade North Korea to release Kenneth Bae.

Additionally, when Rodman returned from Pyongyang to Beijing to transfer flights, he also he also caused some “incidents”. A reporter asked for information about Kenneth Bae whereby Rodman impatiently rejected related statements. Rodman said: “You guessed what? That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae. Ask Obama about that, ask Hillary Clinton!”

Dennis Rodman meeting with Kim Jong-un

Dennis Rodman meeting with Kim Jong-un

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un watching basketball

Dennis Rodman meeting with Kim Jong-un

Comments from NetEase (1 & 2):

网易四川省成都市网友 [电脑播放苍井空床头放清风]:

Uh oh, the interpreter’s hand holding the pen wasn’t PS’d out. The graphic designer is going to be sent to mine coal!!!! However, Fatty Kim III’s sunglasses and shirt are very nice.

网易河北省唐山市网友 [释迦摩尼0]: (responding to above)

Definitely won’t escape [being punished to do] mining, and the entire family will be sent away [to do hard labor].

理性思辨 [网易江苏省南京市网友]: (responding to above)

You think you’ll get to mine coal? [You’ve] made an offense against the emperor, you’ll be immediately executed by firing squad!

网易四川省成都市网友 ip:211.149.*.*:

Does our Heavenly Kingdom’s ball players get this kind of treatment? Having given the Kim Family so much money, how come they still treat [us, China] as stupid cunts???

勃起吧P民 [网易山西省太原市杏花岭区网友]: (responding to above)

Because [we, China] are stupid cunts.

屠龙术 [网易北京市网友]:

Cruelly killed his actress lover and instead flirts with this big black Worm.

网易浙江省杭州市网友 ip:115.236.*.*:

I finally see Fatty Kim III in different clothes!

网易江苏省网友 [金太阳照世界]:

Even when watching basketball there is someone in the back with a pen recording it, go record your ass!

妇B裂 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

Fatty Kim II’s sunglasses are too awesome, definitely living up to being the idol of North Korean middle and old-aged women, forever standing at the peak of fashion in the universe!~~~~

网易黑龙江省绥化市网友 [guiyoulang]:

Personal opinion:
In the picture, the meeting and conersation between Kim and Rodman is different from formal diplomatic occassions. Plus, Kim has previously studied abroad in Switzerland, so there should be no problem when it comes to conversing in English.
So, that hand shouldn’t be of some interpreter.
Tell me, is it possible, for that person to be someone responsible for recording their conversation? [Note: See 4th image.]
Because there was no microphone in the room, because after all it wasn’t a situation where they had to make a speech.
And according to Kim’s custom, a lowly slave responsible for recording would not dare to sit behind Kim!
So [the recorder] is either squatting there or lying there prostrate and just happened to be blocked from view by Rodman.
Is what I speculated possible?
Hehe

网易上海市闵行区手机网友 [ddoyC]: (responding to above)

Hehe

网易辽宁省葫芦岛市网友 [tianzhen725]: (responding to above)

The third hand is holding a pen… Please look carefully, what kind of person needs a pen?”

网易黑龙江省绥化市网友 [guiyoulang]: (rsponding to above)

Hehe
If I were to guess, that thing that looks like a pen is actually a wireless microphone antenna, couldn’t it be?

网易辽宁省葫芦岛市网友 [tianzhen725]: (responding to above)

Are you 2B? Open your eyes and look, that’s just a pen.

青者自青虫者自虫 [网易江苏省南京市网友]:

Even this kind of picture needs to be altered? Is it really necessary? Is it to show that Fatty Kim III can communicate with Rodman in English without an interpreter?

网易广东省广州市网友 ip:120.198.*.*:

Practicing fraud/deception is a common trick by XXXX country.

杜绝攻击局局长 [网易湖北省武汉市手机网友]:

North Korea and America cottoning up to each other, what does that mean?!

轻轻的摸 [网易黑龙江省牡丹江市网友]:

Kim Jong-un lived in Switzerland for five years. If he still needs an interpreter during English conversations, then he is really a pig [stupid].

鱼V人 [网易广东省汕头市网友]:

I’ve always heard about how backwards and behind North Korea is [relative to the rest of the world} and now I believe it.

常棍协理事 [网易浙江省宁波市网友]:

The interpreter was sitting behind Rodman, and the interpreter’s table is lower, so only his hand holding the pen could be seen.

aizai97 [网易辽宁省鞍山市网友]:

[Referring to 3rd picture] Fatty Kim III looks at the basketball in The Worm’s hand thinking: Motherfucker, you come all the way from distant America and all your brought me the king is this?

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  • 二奶头发

    Hey Kim! give me 15 brother!

    • linette lee

      Are you a man or woman? Chinese? :)

      • KAMIKAZIPILOT

        I’ve got the same question to you Linette. Are you a man or woman? Chinese, Japanese, Korean? Thai, vietnamese maybe? Tell the truth now.

        • Jeffrey Jones

          Neither, if she deigns to answer.

        • linette lee

          okay I will tell the truth. I am Japanese. My real last name start with N and end with a and is not lee.

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            What, your Japanese? Your last name is Nishida, Nishioka, Noda? Now I really hate your guts if you’re japanese.

          • linette lee

            WHAT?? you have a problem that I am Japanese? So you are not my friend anymore? Do you beat yourself up when you get angry at japanese?

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            I guess I’ll make an exception for you we can still be friends. You’ll be my only Japanese friend. Yes I beat myself up when I get mad at Japanese. Especially when the Japanese do something bad to Chinese.

          • lol

            Nigga

      • 剑胆琴心

        he is a white boy likes to make fun of ugly chinese girls…i have no idea where he finds all those ugly photos…
        we all can do is wish finally he got a big good lesson from some chinese girls.

        • Jeffrey Jones

          You would like that wouldn’t you? Make you feel a warm glow inside, you are truly sickening wishing some poor guy gets his heart broken. One day, your heart may get truly broken, then get back to us, tell us how it is!

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Wait a second. Is that from Ferris Bueler’s Day off?

            I salute you for even knowing that movie. Just brought back some fun school memories!

          • Jeffrey Jones

            80s movies me old mate. Best in the world!!

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Yes agreed!

          • Scream_Writer

            “Hey, batta batta batta batta batta! Sa-wing, batta!”

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Call me sir! Goddamn it! ….Cameron, lol

          • Scream_Writer

            “Pardon my French, but you’re an asshole! Asshole!”

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Loved that bit, rooney, calm down!

          • mr.wiener

            Maitre D’: You’re Abe Froman?

            Ferris: That’s right, I’m Abe Froman.

            Maitre D’: The Sausage King of Chicago?

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Brilliant scene!

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Classic!

        • Refractions_of_Error

          “i have no idea where he finds all those ugly photos”

          I do.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    He knows how to do the bro hug… he aint so bad after all.

    • Cauffiel

      Everyone says this guy is a nuclear-armed brutal dictator? No way! More like a loving-armed brownie maker!

    • DavidisDawei

      Maybe he is too fat to get close enough to give a real hug?

      • Refractions_of_Error

        No it’s not that. If he tried to hug Rodman, the little midget would end up at the height where he could be giving Rodman (puns anyone?) a blowjob.

      • Scream_Writer

        Nah, there’s just more of him to love!

  • Jing Li

    Why is this news?

    • twelve ways

      CS isn’t a news site

      • Jing Li

        Oh

        • Refractions_of_Error

          Yes. Oh.

  • Cv

    Dennis rodman is nobody, he needed to do this so he can be somebody plus who cares…. About this in the news.

    • MrT

      aint that the same for most the failing old American has beens coming to china now..
      at least the daft cunt sticking his neck out.

      • Jeffrey Jones

        Who got a bad reputation here for being hit and runners, oh my bathroom is dirty, oh my kitchen is not like a kitchen in america, clean it then, get used to it then, instead of crying for your mothers milk FFS.

        • Atlas

          I agree about the cleaning part. I clean my entire apartment every week and it baffles me when I meet foreigners who tell me about their dirty Chinese apartments, but never clean them. Seriously, wtf?

          • MrT

            yea so cheap to pay someone to clean your home here and all my housekeepers come with perks…

          • Jeffrey Jones

            True an ayi is peanuts, especially on a FT who is getting 10000 rmb or so a month in salary and apartment allowance.

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Housekeepers come with perks? Do tell? this sounds interesting, you mean like a happy ending after they have been happily cleaning?

          • MrT

            its the bonus package I give them for a job well done;)

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Interesting,and are they young or old?

          • MrT

            so far, 22,26,40.
            The 22 year old been the best cleaner.
            26.40 spent more time in bed then cleaning, so they got the push.

          • Jeffrey Jones

            Some people still need their mothers milk it seems. It’s a developing country FFS. Buy a air purifier to keep allergens and dust at bay in your place, buy a good mop and floor cleaner. Some people are never happy once they leave their armchair it seems.

    • Silntthnkr

      He has not been anybody since the late 90’s. I am from Chicago and even we don’t want him around.

    • Refractions_of_Error

      I don’t think having Lil’ Kim in one’s CV would enhance future career prospects in a civilised country.

  • Repatriated

    Is Rodman getting a reach-around during their talk?

  • PhilW

    It occurred to me that they simply wanted to make sure both hands were visible and therefore both hands accountable. They photoshopped the right hand simply to set example that hidden hands are not friendly.

  • biggj

    You guys ever watch ‘The adventures of Kim Jong Un”? They are pretty funny. There is one with Dennis Rodman in there.

    http://www.collegehumor.com/search/The+Adventures+of+Kim+Jong-un

    • the ace of books

      You linked to Collegehumor? Goddamn, there goes my afternoon…

      • biggj

        I like the one where he is in school. ” It’s KJ1″ haha

  • Washington Bullets

    What a confusing, wacky place North Korea must be. I think they do what they do just to keep us guessing, like some kind of international troll that the other countries keep feeding with aid rice. I wonder how Kim III must feel though. He went to school in Switzerland and now rules his own little backwater of East Asia. I wonder if he feels frustration at the differences and how “behind” they are overall in comparison to other places in the world.

    • takasar1

      Lol when was he ever behind? man’s richer than 99% of all westerners. Tubby’s built up a nice empire for himself, starving his people to enrich himself

      • Washington Bullets

        I don’t mean him personally, but more along the lines of how advanced the average Swiss person is versus the average North Korean. On another note, he looks very much like his grandfather.

        • DavidisDawei

          Don’t know if this is true or not, but after he first came to power, I read he had cosmetic surgery in a deliberate attempt to look more like his grandfather. That could be ominous if true.

      • the ace of books

        Son, “Tubby”‘s not the one built that country. hth

      • Refractions_of_Error

        “Tubby’s built up a nice empire for himself”

        It would take a few minutes to reduce that nice little empire to rubble if this little squirt even tries to fool around with his little weapons.

        • takasar1

          Who the hell would be stupid enough to do that with Seoul so close and With NK possessing thousands of short range missiles. There is a reason they haven’t already tried to wipe him out already.

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Touch a nerve? That was a rather overly defensive outburst. No one is threatening NK however NK seems to spout lots of threats at will. Time has shown what happens to big mouthed ills and uns. It would not be stupid to put NK in its place. It would be wise. And, there are plenty of countries willing to do it and more than capable.

          • takasar1

            What nerve?. I am simply being honest, north Korea is protected by geography more than anything else. With Seoul so close no Ally will ever attack unless seriously provoked. Only the Chinese can put an end to the Kim dynasty simply due to the fact that they canstarve the regime into submission

          • James Wang

            dude, if we starve NK, kimwill still be fat for a long time, and he will just have a reason to tell his people that China has betrayed NK. And then, he will use his litlle pathetic nuke on beijing or manchuria. You Americans dont give a shit, because Kim doesnt have the long range missile to carry his nuke to the US.

          • James Wang

            NK is mad dog, and why are you pressing us chinese to provoke it? You think our lives are dispensible? Who cares if some million chinks died? Is that what you are thinking? Sweetheart, NK is NOT a country you can reason with! Kim does not care about his people. Kim is never a responsible leader. If he thinks we are cornering him and his rule is gonna end, he will drag his own people to death with him. If we starve him, he WILL use his nuke on who ever he can. And you want the people of manchuria to be the victim of his madness, so you yanks can reap the benefit?

          • James Wang

            It doesn’t matter how big of a military we have, you fool, we don’t have the luxury of having the US military shielding us, like SK and Japan, sothat they can use the bulk of their defence capabilityon the NK alone. As soon as we decides to starve NK, we will have to start to worry about its nukes. The only way to completely eliminate NK’s nuke threat to China is to attack NK preemptively. Even the US don’t want to do it with all its power, what make you think China should do it? And, do you really think the US would watch idly as China attacks NK?

          • Michael Christy

            The US would most likely do nothing if China decided to put North Korea in its place.

  • Robert Rou

    No false flag operations have ever happened in the history of mankind.
    Tsk tsk. Only a North Korean could ever make such a mistake. No one
    would ever try to smear them. Never.

    • Mighty曹

      Had it been known it wouldn’t be false flag. Plan-B would have that covered so it would no longer look like a ‘false/black’ flag in the first place. hahaha… that’s my conspiracy theory.

      • Robert Rou

        Had it been known it’d be what we call history.

    • Refractions_of_Error

      ‘No false flag operations have ever happened in the history of mankind’

      What?

      • Robert Rou

        How are my basic English skills doing? Good?

        • Refractions_of_Error

          A person can have ‘good’ skills. A person does ‘well’ at skills not ‘good’.

          I would give you 2 out of 10 for trying and detention for trying to take the piss.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Question, what is that kind of hair cut called? Anyone?

    • Mighty曹

      His hair dresser/stylist be executed for his hair. His father’s too.

      • Refractions_of_Error

        Forget the hair, look at the suit. Who made those trousers? That would be an excecution justified!

        • Jeffrey Jones

          It’s like he looked at a gulf arabs robe, and said I want airy baggy pants, the pisser of it is,a gulf arab actually looks sharper in their airy robe and sunglasses imho

          • Mighty曹

            The Arabs look menacing instead of comical like the Kims.

          • Jeffrey Jones

            True,but actually hospitality is just good, sans booze

          • Mighty曹

            True. If only booze is allowed…. so much better.

          • Jeffrey Jones

            That is the pisser, some of the food is actually brilliant, would be even better with beer.

        • Mighty曹

          MC Hammer would love them!

    • I love Sexy Chinese girls

      We can call it “Kimmy cut” since his the only person I know who have this hair style.

    • DavidisDawei

      a mop? or perhaps some kind of dead animal?

  • Mighty曹

    Chinese netizens seem to think that attending school in Switzerland enable Fatty Kim to speak English. (French and German are primarily spoken there).
    * Is there any info if Fatty speaks English?

    • YourSupremeCommander

      In the first two pics they seemed to be having some nice convo without an interpreter… so either he’s mad fluent in English, learned by watching all them NBA games or Rodman, damn Rodman can speak Korean!

      • Mighty曹

        That’s what they want you to believe. Maybe Fatboy’s jiving in ebonics with the Worm but the idea is to make it appear they’re communicating without anyone’s help.

    • Scream_Writer

      Just look at that body language. They’re clearly both fluent in the unspoken language of true love.

      • Mighty曹

        Bodily language.

    • China_Girls_are_easy

      “His English was bad at first. He had a strong accent and he was given extra lessons.

      He also learned German and was OK in the basics of both – but just OK. His English got better but not his German.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077506/Kim-Jong-Il-dead-Heir-Kim-Jong-Uns-Swiss-school-days-revealed.html

      As of mid-sept.2013, after 6 weeks in China, I’ve fucked 5 local girls.

      • Mighty曹

        LOL@”Dim Jong un”

        ps: About the local girls. “Photos or it didn’t happen”.

      • Tadd

        Paying ze ladiez at the special KTVs don’t count my man!
        If you were in Shanghai and pulled those lasses in a “bar” (Dr. Evil finger quotes needed) called Windows… then that also doesn’t count. It just doesn’t man… IT DOESN’T COUNT!

  • Jeffrey Jones

    Disgusting to see all these westerners fawning, grovelling weasels the lot of them!

    • DavidisDawei

      you’re right…it looks like 2 of them are bowing to Kim.

      • Jeffrey Jones

        Yeah, sickening.

      • Refractions_of_Error

        Maybe, just maybe, they aren’t bowing. Look at the pictures again. It looks like they are trying to peek under kims sunglasses to take a look at his eyes:-)

  • Ami

    妇B裂 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

    Fatty Kim II’s sunglasses are too awesome, definitely living up to being the idol of North Korean middle and old-aged women, forever standing at the peak of fashion in the universe!~~~~

    —–
    Greatest comment confirmed, everybody else just go home now.

  • markus peg

    Dennis Rodman’s comments about the North Korea trip such as “He is a great leader, great father” are so dickish.. He is trying to be an ambassador but he just lost respect of everyone in the free world..

    • Germandude

      I don’t know man. Guess that kind of sentence is the typical political/diplomatic craptalk. As you can imagine, media are everywhere and since both sides know this, both need to find a base to work on. Given Rodman’s image, this sentence will be published as “weirdo basketball maniac talking crap” in the west, while the North Koreans can run their propaganda stating “capitalist american honors our beloved leader”.

      In the meantime, people in the background are doing real politics there and, I must believe at this stage given NK’s image, talk about basics on how to establish rules/agendas on how to proceed with politics.
      Don’t forget that NK is so isolated and both, the US and NK have put themselves into such a position that nobody can give ground at the moment.

      Another thing: Kim publicly meeting Dennis Rodman, an NBA player full of scandals, probably one of the most known symbols for capitalism and certainly in no way compatible with Kim’s idea of “the common NK civilian”, a symbol of freedom of speech and expression that must be a sign to somebody if you ask me.

      This meeting between those 2 probably holds more value than we currently assume given Rodman’s past. At least I want to hope so.

      PS: Maybe I am interpreting too much into it, but at least there is hope. By the way, I didn’t follow US media on this topic, but what’s the echo over there?

      PPS: oh, and I always liked Rodman, great player and somehow a cool character. One of my all-time favorite for sure.

    • Refractions_of_Error

      Well he was hosted by kim jong ummmm. He had to honour the hospitality. He couldn’t exactly visit him, eat his food (or the people’s food) and then came back and call his host a wanker could he now?

      • David

        He coul have turned down the invitation and stayed home to call the pudgy little twit a wanker.

        • Refractions_of_Error

          ‘Pudgy little twit’. Hahahahhaaha!

  • Monkeekong

    I wouldn’t judge Dennis Rodman for this at all. You know you’d fly over to NK if Jong-un invited you right away.

    • Refractions_of_Error

      If I was a pilot of an F-16 yes I would fly over right away. Preferably uninvited.

      • Mighty曹

        Preferably a B-2 Stealth bomber with nukes.

    • Mighty曹

      I definitely would. Just to see this utopia kingdom.

  • 剑胆琴心

    i think it’s a funny and cute news!
    if kim invited you, you would not go???though people all laugh at him,he is still a leader of a state,let alone so funny and famous.

    • mr.wiener

      Well, nothing says funny like having your ex-girlfriend machine gunned I guess.

      • 剑胆琴心

        i am sure a lot of people wanna kill their ex too…he is not the only one.
        i also wanna tell my ex how lucky and happy i am now…

        • mr.wiener

          My ex got really fat….I laughed tears of joy when I saw her facebook profile.

        • Jeffrey Jones

          You would, but then money and yourself is only your main concern!!

        • Refractions_of_Error

          “i also wanna tell my ex how lucky and happy i am now…i am sure a lot of people wanna kill their ex too…he is not the only one.”

          • linette lee

            I don’t hate any of my ex. I move on. I can still be friends with them. Life moves on.

        • Middle_Kingdum

          I think killing your ex should be ok. Your ex just make you crazy and usually they are not cute and funny, also.

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Killing your ex should be ok? So how come you are still breathing? Oh wait, you haven’t dated anyone yet. I suggest you and eattot start dating/get married, then divorce. Then, one of you can happily kill off the other.

          • Middle_Kingdum

            Dating/marrying Super Bunny is my dream, certainly! And, I could never ever harm her lovely body, sir.

          • Refractions_of_Error

            Your dream will become your nightmare mate.

        • Germandude

          Actually I have only one question to you when I read bullshit comments like these ones from you:

          Were you born retarded or did that malfunction develop over time?

          • Jeffrey Jones

            We need a shovel for it all mate!!!

          • Mighty曹

            Valid question. But don’t be a hypocrite. Remember you advised me to not argue with retards.

          • Germandude

            Yeah, but I am not arguing. Just trying to fight my curiosity…

          • Mighty曹

            Fair enough. But your advice got me struggling to refrain from posting to her.

          • Germandude

            Damn mate. I am sorry. How can I make amends? That wasn’t my intention.

          • Mighty曹

            Allow me to say shits to her. :D

          • Germandude

            I am not in the position to allow you anything. But you certainly get “Germandude’s seal of approval”.

          • Mighty曹

            Danke!

    • Refractions_of_Error

      ‘let alone so funny and famous’ – Yes, he is funny. Funny in the head.

    • Repatriated

      The sad words of a sycophant, so enthralled by money or power…

  • arterius2

    seems to me fatty kim was giving rodman a hand job

  • Guest

    “I brought you some balls”

  • Refractions_of_Error

    ..

  • Refractions_of_Error

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  • xmarkwe

    Quite plainly an NSA spy, covertly recording the conversation.

  • Claude

    How does it feel to be Famous n Dandy – Just like Amos n Andy?

    The disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgoTSuBZPGI

  • Refractions_of_Error

    ..

  • Refractions_of_Error

    • Mighty曹

      Hahahahaha…. there’s some truth to this.

  • Alex

    some starving Korean under the table was making a grab for the bread roll

  • parvizr

    It’s the bald guy’s hand. Did you really have to make a post about this?

    • johnny lam

      exactly

  • slenth

    Great, the biggest idiot the USA has to offer with the biggest idiot the N. Koreans have to offer. Where is an assassin when you need one?

    • mr.wiener

      Oh slanderous libel!! America has much bigger idiots than this!
      My god, if that were Donald Trump I’d pay for the opportunity to cap the bastard.

  • Hey that exact same third hand was seen at this site too. Hmmmmm…….

    http://bit.ly/17HLD7I

  • 蓝狗

    Little fatty the world’s most sexiest guy according to the Onion and People’s Daily meets millionaire dropkick basketball player cum wannabe diplomat in exchange of views on basketball and the perfect vagina

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