• Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired Over Holocaust Joke In 1998 Comedy Act

    10 days ago - By Deadline

    A day before the Opening Ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, the show's director has been fired over a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy routine 23 years ago. Kentaro Kobayashi has been axed from his post after a clip of his 1998 act surfaced on social media that included the phrase “Let's play...
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  • Tokyo Olympic Committee Fires Opening Ceremony Director Over Old Holocaust Joke

    10 days ago - By The Wrap

    The director of the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony was fired by the organizing committee Thursday, one day before the event, over a joke about the Holocaust he allegedly made during a comedy show in 1998.
    The now-ousted director, Kentaro Kobayashi, is accused of using the phrase “Let's play Holocaust” in a decades-old comedy act.
    “We found out that Mr. Kobayashi, in his own performance, has used a phrase ridiculing a historical tragedy,” Tokyo Olympic organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto told reporters Thursday, according to the Associated Press. “We deeply apologize for...
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  • Olympic opening ceremony creative director Kentaro Kobayashi fired over Holocaust joke

    10 days ago - By Up Worthy

    It's the latest in a series of high-profile firings and resignations of officials involved in the Tokyo Games and comes on the eve of...
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  • The Director Of The Olympics Opening Ceremony Has Been Fired For A Holocaust “Joke” He Made In 1998

    10 days ago - By Up Worthy

    “I understand that my foolish choice of words at the time was a mistake, and I regret it.”
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  • Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

    10 days ago - By Up Worthy

    The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during...
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  • Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony: What we know, who's going and who's not

    10 days ago - By Up Worthy

    The ambition is to make millions of television watchers around the world gasp and get their jaws dropping.
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  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

    10 days ago - By Up Worthy

    Kentaro Kobayashi was fired “after a joke he had made in the past about a painful historical event was brought to light,” the organizing...
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