Olympic Official Resigns After "Olympig" Incident
A member of the creative team for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 has resigned after a leaked group text surfaced, suggesting Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe could be a part of the opening ceremony as "Olympig."
Creative director Hiroshi Sasaki suggested that Watanabe (who is plus size) wear pig ears and be an “Olympig” during the Olympics’ opening ceremony, in a group chat sent last year. The text was revealed in an article by weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun on Wednesday.
This isnt' the first time the Olympic committee has been in the public eye for questionable remarks. The president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee after suggesting women talk too much.