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... for being anti-Semitic:

Tokyo Olympics opening and closing ceremony director sacked​


Tokyo: The creative director of the Tokyo Olympics opening and closing ceremonies has been sacked for anti-Semitic comments just a day before the Games begin.

Kentaro Kobayashi became the latest senior figure to resign or be dismissed by the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee after footage emerged of the comedian joking about the holocaust in the 1990s.

In the clip, Kobayashi described the Holocaust as a “let’s massacre Jewish people game”.

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto said she learned of the comments on Wednesday morning, less than 72 hours out from an opening ceremony set to be watched by billions of viewers around the world.

“As soon as possible we decided we will have to address the issue and we decided on the dismissal,” she said in Tokyo on Thursday.

Kobayashi, 48, was appointed in March after the previous creative director Hiroshi Sasaki said prominent Japanese female comedian Naomi Watanabe should perform as an “Olympig.”

Tokyo organisers had hoped the Games would fuel cultural change in Japan but the series of controversies have thrown the spotlight on the views and actions of some of its leaders.

Koboyashi’s dismissal follows the resignation of Japanese opening ceremony composer Keigo Oyamada earlier this week after interviews emerged in which he boasted about abusing disabled children while at school.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned in February after he said women should not be included in cabinet decisions because “they talk too much”.

 

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maybe he should post some pedophile type comedy...and they'll rehire him

just like disney did
 

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the comedian joking about the holocaust in the 1990s
Imagine that, a comedian joking about the holocaust in the 1990's... 30 years before cancel culture killed our sense of humor.

I wonder if history will be cancelled because people today are offended by the past?
 

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I wonder if history will be cancelled because people today are offended by the past?

The cunstains will give it a red hot go, and it won't be just the stuff that causes "outrage" and "offence". They will want to eliminate anything that paints them in a bad light.
 

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The comedian Gilbert Gottfried got sacked by AFLAC when he made a joke about a national disaster in Japan. The Japanese complained and he lost an easy $1m annual gig.
 

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Being awarded the Olympics is a curse, usually massive cost over runs and all the stuff is left to rust afterwards...
 

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^ THIS!!!

The idiots in Brisbane were basically given the 2032 Games because no one else was serious in wanting the poisoned chalice. The government is claiming that it would only cost the taxpayer AUD$4.5 billion, yet anyone with half a brain knows that the real figure will be 10x higher.
 

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the olympics tore brazil's economy up

that was during the time they were moving oil rigs from the Gulf down to Brazil, Soros money was involved....look at them now
 

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... for being anti-Semitic:

Tokyo Olympics opening and closing ceremony director sacked​


Tokyo: The creative director of the Tokyo Olympics opening and closing ceremonies has been sacked for anti-Semitic comments just a day before the Games begin.

Kentaro Kobayashi became the latest senior figure to resign or be dismissed by the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee after footage emerged of the comedian joking about the holocaust in the 1990s.

In the clip, Kobayashi described the Holocaust as a “let’s massacre Jewish people game”.

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto said she learned of the comments on Wednesday morning, less than 72 hours out from an opening ceremony set to be watched by billions of viewers around the world.

“As soon as possible we decided we will have to address the issue and we decided on the dismissal,” she said in Tokyo on Thursday.

Kobayashi, 48, was appointed in March after the previous creative director Hiroshi Sasaki said prominent Japanese female comedian Naomi Watanabe should perform as an “Olympig.”

Tokyo organisers had hoped the Games would fuel cultural change in Japan but the series of controversies have thrown the spotlight on the views and actions of some of its leaders.

Koboyashi’s dismissal follows the resignation of Japanese opening ceremony composer Keigo Oyamada earlier this week after interviews emerged in which he boasted about abusing disabled children while at school.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned in February after he said women should not be included in cabinet decisions because “they talk too much”.

You can't tell me this was not planned for maximum effect.
Countries prepare for 7 to 8 years to hold Olympics or World Games.
And information just happens to come out 3 days before the Opening Ceremony ?
 

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And information just happens to come out 3 days before the Opening Ceremony ?
which are being held approximately one year late...