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Tokyo Olympics’ creative chief, has resigned after suggesting that a female comedian could appear as an “Olympig”, in the latest setback for the Games.
Hiroshi Sasaki said plus-size entertainer Naomi Watanabe could wear pig ears at the opening ceremony.
He later apologised and admitted his remarks were “a huge insult” to her.
Ms. Watanabe has yet to respond.
The incident comes after ex-Games president Yoshiro Mori was forced to quit for making sexist remarks.
Mr. Sasaki, in a statement released through the Games organising committee, said there was a very inappropriate expression in his ideas and remarks and he sincerely apologise to her and people who have felt discomfort with such content.
Ms. Watanabe, aged 33, is one of Japan’s most famous comedians, and is known for her celebrity impersonations and body positivity advocacy work.
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