Naomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via APNaomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Naomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Japanese comedians apologise for saying tennis star Naomi Osaka ‘needs bleach’

  • News of the racist comment went viral on social media and sparked fury from Japanese netizens
  • In separate statements, the two comedians apologised for making ‘inappropriate, hurtful remarks’ but did not refer to Osaka by name

Topic |   Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via APNaomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Naomi Osaka won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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