Tokyo Olympics: Composer Keigo Oyamada Quits After Interview Of Bullying Classmates Resurfaces, Says Report

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada submitted his resignation from the inventive crew.© AFP

Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada has submitted his resignation from the inventive crew for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after admitting that he bullied kids with disabilities a few years in the past. This resignation follows days of controversy over his confessions in magazines printed within the Nineteen Nineties by which Oyamada boasted about bullying individuals in his childhood, reported Kyodo News. Oyamada was accountable for composing a number of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Better recognized by his stage identify Cornelius, Oyamada gave these unpopular two interviews to Japanese music magazines in 1994 and 1995, by which he described inflicting horrific abuse on fellow college students in school.

Oyamada earlier took to his web site to concern an apology.

He wrote, “I’m very sorry that my participation within the music manufacturing on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games made many individuals really feel very uncomfortable. I apologize from the underside of my coronary heart.”

“I sincerely apologize to my classmates and their parents who have been hurt by my words and actions, and I feel deep regret and responsibility for not being a good friend in school life, which is supposed to make good memories, but being in a position to hurt them,” the 52-year-old music composer added.


Tokyo 2020 has been stuffed with a protracted line of controversies amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.

On Monday, Toyota Motor Corp. additionally dealt the Olympic Games a major blow as the corporate introduced it is not going to air TV commercials associated to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan and its president is not going to attend the opening ceremony later this week.

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