1990s interviews resurface, spark outcry after composer was slated to oversee music for opening ceremony
Composer Keigo Oyamada (also known as Cornelius) announced on Twitter on Monday that he offered his resignation as the composer of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 event.
The International Olympic Committee had announced on Thursday that Oyamada was in charge of music at the opening ceremonies.
Soon after the announcement on Thursday, past interviews with Oyamada resurfaced and sparked anger on social media. The interviews were from the January 1994 issue of the Rockin’On Japan magazine, and the March 1995 issue of the Quick Japan magazine. In the interviews, Oyamada confessed to bullying classmates and disabled people in his youth.
According to the Tokyo…