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Squid Game: Edits To Be Made Following Prank Call Scandal

Netflix to step in following phone call chaos.

POSTEDBYLIV LEFTWICH

Ever since its release on the 17th of September, Netflix’s new sadistic series has had viewers hooked. The Korean drama sees players compete for a life-changing amount of money, in which the cost of losing is death. The twisted series features several clips of phone numbers that have resulted in what Netflix describes as “unfortunate prank dials”. 

It appears that the phone numbers shown on screen have been the recipients of real numbers, which has left one woman in Seongju, south-east South Korea struggling to “go on with daily life” after receiving thousands of texts and calls to her phone. It is not yet known how many individuals have been affected by the prank calls, but it’s estimated that several people have fallen victim to “Squid Game” enthusiasts. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, Netflix bosses said, “together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary”. 

While some adjustments may need to be made, this doesn’t take away from the overwhelming hype that “Squid Game” has generated – the show soared to the No.1 spot in 90 countries, just 10 days after its premiere. 

While the dystopian genre is nothing new – the way in which the series reveals disturbing truths about human nature has resonated with audiences worldwide. 

 

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