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Director of Olympic opening ceremony fired after Holocaust joke resurfaces

4 days ago   |   By KOAT

The last-minute scandals come as the Japanese government faces criticism for prioritizing the Olympics despite public health concerns amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

4 days ago   |   By Post Gazette

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has fired the director of the opening ceremony because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998
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Tokyo Olympics Officials Fire Opening Ceremony Director on Eve of Event Over Past Holocaust Joke

Tokyo Olympics Officials Fire Opening Ceremony Director on Eve of Event Over Past Holocaust Joke

4 days ago   |   By Time

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the opening ceremony that director Kentaro Kobayashi has been dismissed. He was accused of using a joke about the Holocaust in his comedy act, including the phrase “Let's play Holocaust.”
“We found out that Mr. Kobayashi, in his own performance, has used a phrase ridiculing a historical tragedy,” Hashimoto said. “We deeply apologize for causing such a development the...
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