Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Keigo Oyamada – one of the composers at the opening ceremony – withdrew… following claims he intimidated a disabled classmate.
Worse yet – he made the statements himself… in interviews in the 1990s.
It’s really disturbing, but Oyamada – now 52 – once bragged to local media about forcing a disabled boy to masturbate in front of others and eat his own feces.
The interviews were conducted when he was not yet famous, but resurfaced recently when it was announced that he would be attending the opening ceremony.
Oyamada – who writes under the name “Cornelius” and is popular in Japan for creating the Shibuya-kei rhythm – apologized for his “very immature” behavior … and is withdrawing from the concert.
As you know … the Summer Games faced many challenges – mostly related to the COVID-19 pandemic – including star athletes forced to miss them during a reason or another, ongoing protests, and even careful examination of his beds.
But, the latest controversy could take the cake and give credit to the idea that anything can go wrong with these Olympics.
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