Creative Director of Olympic Ceremony Fired over Holocaust Joke

TOKYO — Just one day before the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the Games’ organizers fired the ceremony’s creative director Kentaro Kobayashi after video footage of him making fun of the Holocaust in a 1990s comedy act emerged. Japan’s Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto, said at a news conference on Thursday that he learned …

Opening ceremony creative director resigns over Holocaust joke

TOKYO – Just one day before the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics, the organizers of the Games fired the ceremony’s creative director Kentaro Kobayashi after video footage of him making fun of the Holocaust in a 1990s comedy act emerged. At a press conference on Thursday, Seiko Hashimoto said that after a …