Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over previous Holocaust skit: Organisers | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony present director Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired over a decades-old comedy skit referencing the Holocaust, organisers mentioned Thursday, within the newest blow for the pandemic-delayed Games.
“It got here to gentle that in a previous efficiency, (he) used language that mocked a tragic reality of historical past,” Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto instructed reporters.
“The organising committee has determined to alleviate Kobayashi of his submit,” she added.

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