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Olympics opening ceremony director fired on eve of event

12 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Organisers say Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed because of past comments that made fun of the Holocaust.
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Another Olympic Opening Ceremony Hitch - The Director Is Fired For Holocaust Comments

Another Olympic Opening Ceremony Hitch - The Director Is Fired For Holocaust Comments

12 days ago   |   By NPR

It's another setback for the troubled event on the same week that the ceremony's composer was forced out. Still, the show will go on tomorrow, officially kicking off the long-postponed Tokyo Games.
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Tokyo Olympics show director FIRED on eve of opening ceremony over decades-old ‘Holocaust joke'

Tokyo Olympics show director FIRED on eve of opening ceremony over decades-old ‘Holocaust joke'

12 days ago   |   By RT

The director for the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics, comedian Kentaro Kobayashi, has been terminated just a day before the games kick off, after a 1998 comedy sketch surfaced in which he joked about the Holocaust.
Olympic Organizing Committee president Seiko Hashimoto announced the move during a press conference on Thursday, saying Kobayashi had been fired and that officials would undertake a last-minute “review” of the opening and closing ceremonies, both of which were meant to be directed by the comedian.
“It has come to our notice that Mr. Kobayashi used comments that made fun...
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Olympic Opening Ceremony Creative Director Fired for Mocking Holocaust in Past Act

12 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Only days before the event, officials for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have fired Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director for the opening ceremony...
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Olympic Ceremony's Creative Director Fired Over Holocaust Joke

12 days ago   |   By NY Times

The decades-old joke came to light days before the ceremony and was the latest scandal to confront organizers of the Tokyo Games.
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Olympic opening ceremony director is fired over a Holocaust joke he made in 1998

12 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
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Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired After Old Video Of Him Making Holocaust Jokes Surfaces

12 days ago   |   By Forbes

Kentaro Kobayashi's dismissal came after an old video of him making jokes about the Holocaust emerged.
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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

12 days ago   |   By New York Post

Kentaro Kobayashi, a comedian, was dismissed one day before the opening ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Games for the skit in which he said “Let's play Holocaust.”
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Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998

12 days ago   |   By Saint Louis Today

TOKYO - Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998.
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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

12 days ago   |   By Saint Louis Today

TOKYO - 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.
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