Olympic Opening Ceremony Director fired 1998 Holocaust Joke

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21 Jul 2021, 10:41 pm

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Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said opening ceremony 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,” in one of his shows.

Earlier this week, a composer whose music is expected to be used at the opening ceremony was forced to resign because of past bullying of his classmates, which he boasted about in magazine interviews.

The joke sounds in really bad taste, but 1998 really?


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