Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

tokyo olympics opening ceremony director fired over old holocaust skit

Sumary of Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit:

  • This undated photo released by Tokyo 2020 shows Kentaro Kobayashi, a key director of Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony.
  • Kentaro Kobayashi made the comment in a video of the sketch dating from 1998 that emerged online on the eve of Friday’s ceremony.
  • “It came to light that during a past performance, (he) used language that mocked a tragic fact of history,” Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto told reporters.
  • “Kobayashi, a well-known figure in theatre in Japan, is the latest member of the opening ceremony team to depart in disgrace.

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