Netflix must be pleased since Squid Game has become the biggest show in the entire known universe, according to reports.
However, you can’t have a huge success like that without one or two problems. We’ve seen that North Korea isn’t a fan of the show, well, neither are some British schools.
In Squid Game, people play children’s games and if they lose are killed, often quite brutally. It turns out, that some kids are emulating the series, only they are not killing each other at the end of the game, but they are causing physical harm.
There have been reports from a lot of places about what some kids have been up to. In Belgium, some children have been mimicking the show and beating up the eliminated players. If you don’t punish the weaker losers, how will they learn and become stronger?
In the UK, places like London and Manchester have reported the same thing. A father in east London twitted:
“Can’t believe my kids’ school has had to send a letter telling parents that kids are playing their own version of Squid Game and that parents will have sanctions applied if their kids mimic Squid Game. The popularity of this show is next level.”
An education safeguard team from Bedfordshire’s council have emailed parents and told them to be vigilant about what their children watch at home, pointing out the series is rated 15 and should not be seen by people under that age.
On council in the UK sent out letters saying:
“‘We strongly advise that children should not watch Squid Game. The show is quite graphic with a lot of violent content.”
Even if kids don’t watch it on Netflix, places like Tik Tok and YouTube still have thousands of videos emulating the show, so the kids are going to see it somewhere.
Obviously, kids need to be kept safe, but when I were a lad, I had both my legs cut off and was beheaded twice, but it never did me any harm!!!
Are things going too far… again?