Japanese comedians apologize for the & # 39; joke & # 39; that tennis star Naomi Osaka & # 39; some bleach & # 39; needed

Japanese comedians apologize for the & # 39; joke & # 39; that tennis star Naomi Osaka – of Japanese and Haitian descent – & # 39; some bleach & # 39; and & # 39; burned & # 39; used to be

  • Female double act & # 39; A Masso & # 39; made the & # 39; offensive & # 39; comments during a live show
  • Osaka was forced in the past to face controversies about dual heritage
  • She was catapulted to international fame in 2018 after beating Serena Williams
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A few Japanese comedians who joked that tennis superstar Naomi Osaka & # 39; bleach & # 39; needed, has apologized for the & # 39; offensive & # 39; jibe.

Female double act & # 39; A Masso & # 39 ;, which are relatively unknown, had also said that the 21-year-old former world number one & # 39; too sunburn & # 39; used to be.

Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian descent, has in the past been forced to face controversies about her dual descent in a traditionally homogeneous country.

During a live performance on Sunday A Masso – consisting of members & # 39; Kano & # 39; and & # 39; Murkami & # 39; – what they have now admitted & # 39; ignorant & # 39; remarks.

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Naomi Osaka won the Pan Pacific Open this weekend in Osaka, western Japan

Naomi Osaka won the Pan Pacific Open this weekend in Osaka, western Japan

Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian descent, has been forced in the past to face controversies about her dual descent in a traditionally homogeneous country

Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian descent, has been forced in the past to face controversies about her dual descent in a traditionally homogeneous country

Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian descent, has been forced in the past to face controversies about her dual descent in a traditionally homogeneous country

Their management company Watanabe Entertainment added: & We apologize for not monitoring A Masso who made comments that had no attention at all. & # 39;

Osaka did not respond publicly to the comments of the comedians.

Osaka was catapulted to international fame in 2018 when she caused a major upset by beating Serena Williams to capture the US Open title.

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She is the face of several leading Japanese brands, including the carrier ANA, and & # 39; Naomi-chan & # 39; – as she is lovingly known – was the main attraction at the Pan Pacific Open in Osaka, which she won.

Osaka was catapulted to international fame in 2018 when she caused a major upset by beating Serena Williams (right) to capture the US Open title

Osaka was catapulted to international fame in 2018 when she caused a major upset by beating Serena Williams (right) to capture the US Open title

Osaka was catapulted to international fame in 2018 when she caused a major upset by beating Serena Williams (right) to capture the US Open title

But she is confronted with controversies about her dual origins, as well as research into her imperfect Japanese speaking skills – although others insist that it adds to her charm.

In January her sponsor Nissin Foods, known for his pot noodles, was accused of & # 39; money laundering & # 39; for an animated advertisement in anime style that portrayed Osaka with pale skin.

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Nissin Foods said that Osaka had approved the ad but had taken it away after a media fire storm.

She is currently number four in the world after a disappointing Wimbledon competition in which she crashed in the first round.

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