The director closed the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games due to jokes about the Holocaust

“We found out that Mr. Kobayashi used a phrase in his own play that ridicules the historical tragedy,” said Sieko Hashimoto, director of the Tokyo Olympic Games organizing committee, and apologized.

In a 23-year-old sketch, Kobayashi and his colleague proved that they were children’s entertainers. According to the BBC, Kobayashi then turned to his colleague and said of the paper dolls on stage: “This is from the time you said let ‘s play the Holocaust.”

Kobayashi admitted that he was wrong: “Fun should not make some people uncomfortable. I understand that my stupid choice of words was wrong at that moment and I regret it “.

Another in a series of scandals

This is another in a series of scandals surrounding the Olympics. Composer Keigo Oajamata left the creative team a few days ago when it turned out that he was bullying a classmate. In March, creative Hiroshi Sasaki had to leave, who told obese comedian Naomi Watanabe that she could act as an Olympic pig.

In February, Yoshiro More had to leave the head of the organizing committee, complaining that women talk a lot in committee meetings and it takes a long time. Hashimoto replaced him.

The ceremony at the Olympic Games without spectators is supposed to be much more intimate.

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