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

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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 Holocaust.”The president of the Olympic Organizing Committee apologized in announcing Kobayashi’s dismissal. “We found out that Mr.

Kobayashi, in his own performance, has used a phrase ridiculing a historical tragedy,” Seiko Hashimoto said, per the Associated Press. “We deeply apologize for causing such a development the day before the opening ceremony and for causing troubles and concerns to many involved parties as well as the

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