Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 24, 2013 12:33 PM CST

(Newser) – Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is North Korea, and he did literally the least interesting thing possible with it," writes Drew Magary. The rest of the top (bottom?) 10:

  1. Paula Deen: She's proved herself to be exactly like what you probably always thought she was like.
  2. Anthony Weiner: All that public humiliation, and he didn't even have any actual, real-life sex.
  3. Justin Bieber: He's now officially too old to be peeing in buckets and making light of Anne Frank.
  4. Pope Benedict: The new pope is just way better, and nobody misses this guy.

  1. Miley Cyrus: She "spent the entire year foam-finger-blasting herself, licking sledgehammers, and basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America's few remaining pearl clutchers."
  2. Aaron Hernandez: Uh, star athletes who came from tough backgrounds are supposed to act like thugs, not actually be thugs.
  3. Prince George: The royal baby got a lot of attention, but when you look at him, he's pretty much just a normal baby.
  4. Angela Corey: The prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case failed us all.
  5. The Smith family: As in Will, Jada, and the kids. "In just a few years, Will Smith has gone from one of America's most beloved stars to one of its most despicable."
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Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is North Korea, and...
Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential...   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
No. 2:  Paula Deen. She's proved herself to be exactly like what you probably always thought she was like.
No. 2: Paula Deen. She's proved herself to be exactly like what you probably always thought she was like.   (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
No. 3:  Anthony Weiner. All that public humiliation, and he didn't even have any actual, real-life sex.
No. 3: Anthony Weiner. All that public humiliation, and he didn't even have any actual, real-life sex.   (AP Photo/Jin Lee)
No. 4:  Justin Bieber. He's now officially too old to be peeing in buckets and making light of Anne Frank.
No. 4: Justin Bieber. He's now officially too old to be peeing in buckets and making light of Anne Frank.   (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
No. 5: Pope Benedict. The new pope is just way better, and nobody misses this guy.
No. 5: Pope Benedict. The new pope is just way better, and nobody misses this guy.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, files)
No. 6: Miley Cyrus. She spent the entire year foam-finger-blasting herself, licking sledgehammers, and basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America's few remaining pearl clutchers.
No. 6: Miley Cyrus. She "spent the entire year foam-finger-blasting herself, licking sledgehammers, and basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America's few remaining pearl...   (AP Photo/dpa, Michael Kappeler)
No. 7: Aaron Hernandez. Uh, star athletes who came from tough backgrounds are supposed to act like thugs, not actually be thugs.
No. 7: Aaron Hernandez. Uh, star athletes who came from tough backgrounds are supposed to act like thugs, not actually be thugs.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
No. 8: Prince George. The royal baby got a lot of attention, but when you look at him, he's pretty much just a normal baby.
No. 8: Prince George. The royal baby got a lot of attention, but when you look at him, he's pretty much just a normal baby.   (AP Photo/Jason Bell, Camera Press)
No. 9: Angela Corey. The prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case failed us all.
No. 9: Angela Corey. The prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case failed us all.   (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool)
No. 10: The Smith family. As in Will, Jada, and the kids. In just a few years, Will Smith has gone from one of America's most beloved stars to one of its most despicable.
No. 10: The Smith family. As in Will, Jada, and the kids. "In just a few years, Will Smith has gone from one of America's most beloved stars to one of its most despicable."   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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