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Keigo Oyamada: Tokyo Olympics opening and closing ceremonies composer resigns over historical bullying remarks

Oyamada — who can also be identified by the stage moniker Cornelius — has confronted a social media backlash after feedback made within the Nineteen Nineties with Japanese journal Rockin’On Japan not too long ago started circulating on-line. In the feedback, he described abusing fellow classmates with obvious disabilities whereas at college.

Oyamada launched an announcement Friday admitting to his previous actions and apologizing for the consequences it had on his classmates and their households.

Following the criticism over his bullying and abusive conduct, Oyamada mentioned Monday in a Twitter submit that accepting a place on the inventive group to supply music to the Games “lacked consideration.”

Oyamada mentioned he had provided his resignation to the Olympic organizing committee and that he was grateful for the “opinions given to me and want to replicate them in my future conduct and thought,” earlier than including that he was “very sorry.”

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Oyamada’s resignation is the newest controversy to rock the Tokyo Olympics, which had been postponed from final 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers have confronted quite a few high-profile departures in latest months. In March, Hiroshi Sasaki, creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies, apologized and resigned after making a derogatory remark about well-liked feminine Japanese entertainer Naomi Watanabe.
A month earlier, Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori stepped down after sexist remarks he made about ladies had been leaked to the media.
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