Netflix denies any Squid Game reality show contestants have suffered ‘serious injury’ | Category: General Source
The fact that seemingly the whole world missed the point of Squid Game and just thinks “oh cool, fun games” makes me really uncomfortable.
Kids were dressing up in Squid Game costumes, Mr Beast and his whole thing, now this…
Maybe I just don’t get it.
So the original squid game is a critique of capitalism, but this reality show is modeled after the show (minus the actual death part), with 456 contestants competing for 4.56mm, put up by Netflix, and we’re *surprised* that actual contestants have been harmed during filming?
That’s more money than most of them and their entire families will see in their entire lives.
The pound has surely plunged recently.
“Netflix announced it would invite 456 people to battle for US$4.56m (A$6.4m, £3.7bn)”
The thing is, I find it very unrealistic that you could create a game show experience with that many people and a number of them not get hurt. Especially since some of the games being played were modeled after literal death traps.