Kentaro Kobayashi made a joke about the Holocaust in a comedy show in 1998.
The director of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics has been fired after being accused of making a joke about the Holocaust in the nineties.
Tokyo 2020: director of opening ceremony sacked over 1998 Holocaust joke https://t.co/7ZtlbbnE6X— The Guardian (@guardian) July 22, 2021
Kentaro Kobayashi is thought to have made the comment in a comedy show in 1998.
Earlier this week, a composer whose music is expected to be used in the event was forced to resign over allegations of bullying
Olympics opening ceremony director dismissed on eve of event https://t.co/t4r5pshTCf— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 22, 2021