Former NBA basketball star turned North Korean “diplomat” Dennis Rodman was met by police after refusing on four occasions to wear his mask aboard a JetBlue flight to Florida in Mint Class, but walked away without being cited.
Dennis Rodman Mask Incident On JetBlue
Rodman, whose long career in the NBA included stints for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has more access to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un than any U.S. diplomat after forming a “bromance” over basketball.
But his trip on JetBlue from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale was not a diplomatic mission. Flying in JetBlue’s spacious Mint business class, Rodman apparently refused to keep his mask on despite flight attendants requesting he do so on four different occasions.
Flight attendants would approach Rodman and tell him to wear his mask over his nose and mouth. Rodman would then initially comply, But moments later after the flight attendants walked away, Rodman would pull the mask down.
Rodman, who was famous for flopping on the basketball court, claimed that he had to lower his mask because he had trouble breathing (He and Kim love to smoke cigars together and Rodman is often seen pictured with a smoking product).
Upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Sheriffs met the flight and interviewed Rodman. However, they let him go without citing him after he was cooperative.
As long as the federal mask mandate remains in effect, JetBlue should ban Rodman. I’m not sure there needs to be anything else done, but repeat again that your decision to fly is a voluntary choice. As long as an airline mandates masks, if you choose to fly on that carrier, you are agreeing to wear a mask.
If he doesn’t want to wear a mask, perhaps Rodman should get on a plane back to North Korea, where there has not been a single COVID-19 case…according to authorities…