Olympics ceremony boss sacked over Holocaust joke

Jul 22, 2021

The show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed, one day before the event is due to be held.

Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the Holocaust.

Japan’s Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video ridiculed “painful facts of history”.

The dismissal comes days after a composer quit the team creating the ceremony after it emerged he had bullied classmates with disabilities at school.

3 thoughts on “Olympics ceremony boss sacked over Holocaust joke

  1. For a joke made 23 years ago. Maybe this is why there are all those cameras in schools, so something you said when you were eight can be held against you.

    I tried to find out more about what exactly this guy said; it was something about a holocaust party.

    Well, getting fired for hitting a nerve, having a bit of fun and
    satire… Badge-of-Honor.

    I’m envisioning t-shirts: SAY WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SAY.


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