Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Kentaro Kobayashi Fired

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Fired

Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Visuals

Mere several hours before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are established to commence, opening ceremony creative director Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired. The transfer came Thursday just after video clip surfaced of him producing a Holocaust joke in a 1998 comedy act, TMZ reports.

In the clip, Kobayashi reportedly mentions the Holocaust and claims, “Let’s engage in the genocide of Jews.”

When the footage was made recognised to the Olympic arranging committee in Tokyo, president Seiko Hashimoto and his fellow officers terminated Kobayashi’s part inside the event.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired for 20-Year-Old Holocaust Joke

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