Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Kentaro Kobayashi Fired

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Fired

Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Photos

Mere hours prior to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are established to start off, opening ceremony inventive director Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired. The move arrived Thursday just after online video surfaced of him earning a Holocaust joke in a 1998 comedy act, TMZ experiences.

In the clip, Kobayashi reportedly mentions the Holocaust and says, “Let’s participate in the genocide of Jews.”

As soon as the footage was built recognized to the Olympic arranging committee in Tokyo, president Seiko Hashimoto and his fellow officials terminated Kobayashi’s purpose inside the celebration.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired for 20-Year-Old Holocaust Joke