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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust 'joke' in performance

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!The director of the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has been fired, the day before the event.Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed over comments about the Holocaust he made during a comedy show back in 1998.Kobayashi is accused of using a joke about the Holocaust in his act, including the phrase “Let’s play Holocaust”.He has now been fired ahead of the opening ceremony, which takes place on Friday ahead of the delayed Games.Organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto said: “We found out that Mr Kobayashi, in his own performance, has used a phrase ridiculing a historical tragedy.“We deeply apologise for causing such a development the day before the opening ceremony and for.

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