Here is where the hypocrisy truly lies...
Did Kobayashi lampoon Hiroshima/Nagasaki?
No, he would have been fired immediately or sent to an asylum.
Did he lampoon the Japanese occupation of Manchuria?
No he would be politely reminded that they just don't joke about that subject or even mention it happened.
This is because in the East, such subjects are merely used pornographically, quick thrill: nasty Western realities used for novelty purposes, Thai ads with Hitler, Japanese girl band wearing SS uniforms, etc. Its safe territory cause where are the Jews to complain?
But this guys got a high profile job at a very important international event. Japan had a similar role to the Nazis in WW2, so they are well kinda sorta expected to take their history seriously.
I am surprised that people are surprised this happened. If the US director of an Olympic event is on camera joking about Hiroshima, I dont want him representing me.
Common sense. Not sure this has anything to do with PC. It has something to do with morals.
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