Rodman's birthday song to Kim 'like Marilyn Monroe to JFK': Witnesses
BEIJING (AFP) - Dennis Rodman singing "Happy Birthday" to North Korean regime chief Kim Jong-Un was akin to Marilyn Monroe performing for JFK, tourists who watched the performance said on Thursday.
Hollywood sex symbol Ms Monroe serenaded John F. Kennedy with a sultry version of the song at a Democratic Party fundraising soirée in 1962.
Mr Rodman, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, sang the tune to Mr Kim on Wednesday before joining fellow players for a game marking the reclusive leader's birthday, which has sparked huge controversy in the US.
"It was a little Marilyn Monroe to JFK, the tone of it," American Sophia Sokmensuer, who was in the audience in Pyongyang, told reporters on Thursday at Beijing airport.