How do you apologize for the abusive bullying of kids with disabilities in your past, a chapter of your life that, decades later, results in an international fiasco? If you’re Keigo Oyamada, you wait a while and shift the blame elsewhere.

The musician, best known by his solo alias Cornelius, found himself at the bottom of a media pile-on after interviews he gave in the 1990s to music magazines Quick Japan and Rockin’ On Japan re-emerged on social media, wherein he boasted about being a party to extreme acts of abuse inflicted on schoolmates with disabilities. Oyamada, 52, resigned from his position as a composer for the already beleaguered opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics as a result, issuing a general apology for his past actions.

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