Keigo Oyamada, a musician who composes at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, wrote an apology on his homepage and SNS about confessing that he had been bullying when he was a student in an interview with a magazine in the past. I posted it.
Keigo Oyamada, who works under the name of "Cornelius", was announced on the 14th as one of the composers of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
After that, Mr. Oyamada was pointed out on the Internet that he was bullying his classmates and students with disabilities when he was a student in an interview with a magazine he received in the 1990s, and criticisms are continuing. did.
On the 16th, Mr. Oyamada posted an apology on his homepage and SNS, saying, "I am very sorry for making many people feel very uncomfortable. I sincerely apologize."
In the text, he explained that he spoke without reflecting on what he did when he was a student in the interview at that time, and explained that he took the criticism seriously. I think he was a very immature person who couldn't imagine the feelings of the victims. Despite having long felt guilty about such past words and deeds, he has been guilty. I think it was a very stupid self-protection for not explaining the circumstances or apologizing in my own words. "
On top of that, regarding being involved in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, "I should have declined the request in consideration of the fact that some people would be uncomfortable with my participation. In many difficult situations, we asked the creators who are struggling to make the opening ceremony as good as possible, both prepared and anxious, and as a result of pondering, their music is a little help. I came to accept the request because I wanted to be able to become a musician. "