In the latest controversy to plague the Tokyo Olympics, the game’s.
Creative head Hiroshi Sasaki has resigned after calling popular female entertainer Naomi Watanabe, a quote Olympic Sasaki said he told a planning group chat that Watanabe a plus-sized comedian and fashion icon in Japan.
Could play a role in the opening ceremony of an Olympic and suggested she wear pig ears in a statement on Thursday Sasaki apologized to Watanabe for his comments and acknowledged a quote very inappropriate expression in my ideas and remarks in a statement posted by her agency.
Watanabe said she was surprised by Sasaki’s, comments adding that quote. In fact, I am happy with this body shape. Sasaki had told Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto late on Wednesday evening that he was stepping down shortly after local media reported his remarks earlier.
In the day sending shockwaves through Japan Hashimoto said at a news conference Thursday, she was shocked by the comments and accepted Sasaki’s. Resignation when I became Tokyo 2020 president, I made gender equality one of our key initiatives for restoring the trust of the people.
This kind of thing should never have happened. Hashimoto replaced Yoshiro Mori, who himself resigned last month after causing a Furor with his own sexist remarks that women talk too much Hashimoto said she will find a replacement for Sasaki to avoid affecting preparations for the Olympics, which are scheduled to start on July 23rd.