The joke that Kentaro Kobayashi was fired for was made in the 1990s, over two decades ago, and it is a comment that Kobayashi has swiftly apologised for. Prominent neuroscientist and broadcaster, Ken Mogi took to social media to defend Kobayashi, saying that he "never advocated discrimination, he has always been considerate of minorities and he himself is a really wonderful, loving and considerate person. So, this particular clip that surfaced within the last few hours is inappropriate … I wish he hadn’t done that, but anyone can be careless for a brief moment” . Cancel culture started by de-platforming sexual predators but keyboard warriors are now combing through everyones career in an attempt to ruin the career of anyone they do not like. Others sacked from the Olympics were much more malicious in their problematic comments, and are more deserving of this action, but Kobayashi is different, his firing is just the result of olympic organisers throwing him under the bus to avoid negative press.