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Tokyo Olympic Committee Fires Opening Ceremony Director Over Old Holocaust Joke

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Associated Press. “We deeply apologize for causing such a development the day before the opening ceremony and for causing troubles and concerns to many involved parties as well as the people in Tokyo and the rest of the country.”On Wednesday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles condemned “past anti-Semitic jokes as well as reported bullying of disabled individuals” that had been reported by Japanese media this week.“Any person, no matter how creative, does not have the right to mock the victims of the Nazi genocide,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and global social action director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement Wednesday. “The Nazi regime also gassed Germans with disabilities.

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