Director of the opening ceremony of the Olympics fired for mocking the Holocaust
TOKYO: Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, has been fired for mocking the Holocaust in the 1990s.
The dismissal was announced this morning by Olympic 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto at a media briefing.
Seiko Hashimoto has announced in his announcement that Kobayashi had ridiculed the Holocaust by making humorous remarks during a program in the 1990s. Which led to his dismissal.
It should be noted that the massacre of Jews by Nazi Germans in World War II is called the “Holocaust” in which an estimated 6 million Jews were killed. Although Kentaro Kobayashi apologized for the remarks, calling them “stupid choices of words”, the international Jewish organization did not accept the apology.
Kobayashi’s appointment as head of the Tokyo Olympic 2020 opening ceremony was viewed with strong disapproval in international Jewish circles.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a global organization for Jewish rights, has warned that the Olympic authorities that thyey will not tolerate an official at the Olympics who has ridiculed and mocked the worst tragedy in Jewish history.
Due to global Jewish protests, the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 has fired the “controversial head” of the opening ceremony so as not to offend Jews around the world.