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Spielberg Takes Flak for Squid Game Remarks

He said it starred 'unknown actors'

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg is taking flak for describing Squid Game as a series starring "unknown actors"—which is a bit like a South Korean director saying Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan starred unknown actors like Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Spielberg told a Producers Guild of American panel over...

Report: NK Publicly Executes Those Who View Outside Media

Human rights group describes 7 executions related to South Korean entertainment

(Newser) - North Korea is reportedly executing people found to possess videos from its enemy to the south, including episodes of Squid Game. A year-old law states those who possess, watch, or distribute media from capitalist countries, including South Korea and the US, can be put to death, reports Radio Free Asia...

Report: Squid Game Smuggler Gets Death Sentence in NK

Students who watched it will serve 5 years of hard labor, sources say

(Newser) - In the Netflix series Squid Game, luckless South Koreans are executed for losing children's games. In real-life North Korea, you can be executed for distributing Squid Game, according to Radio Free Asia . The US-funded news agency, citing sources in North Korea, reports that a man who smuggled a copy...

Squid Game-Inspired Scammers Make Off With $3M

Cryptocurrency SQUID, which generated a lot of headlines, could be bought but not sold

(Newser) - A cryptocurrency seemingly linked to Netflix blockbuster Squid Game turned out to be a scam that netted its creators more than $3 million. SQUID, touted as a "play-to-earn cryptocurrency," had surged in price in recent days, hitting a peak of $2,861 early Monday after outlets including the...

Undercover Squid Game Cop Busts Taxi Drivers

Another officer dressed as a vampire in Halloween crackdown on overcharging

(Newser) - Squid Game costumes were big around the world this Halloween—including in Hong Kong, where a police officer dressed as a guard from the hit South Korean show to arrest taxi drivers for overcharging passengers. Sources tell the South China Morning Post that another officer dressed as a vampire for...

Schools Are Banning Squid Game Costumes

Upstate NY district cites 'potential violent messages'

(Newser) - While traditional Halloween costume inspirations like vampires, pirates, and Batman aren't known for their nonviolent tendencies, elementary schools in upstate New York have decided that Squid Game costumes are a step too far. At least three schools in the region have banned costumes inspired by the hit South Korean...

Fans Call Obvious Squid Game Knockoff 'Embarrassing'

Chinese streaming service Youku is accused of ripping off the Netflix hit

(Newser) - The "haunting" Squid Game has become Netflix's biggest show ever , a fact not lost on a streaming giant in China that's now being accused of plagiarizing the South Korean hit. Youku's version of Squid Game, per the BBC : an upcoming variety show entitled Squid's Victory,...

North Korea Slams 'Beastly' Squid Game

South Korean show has smashed Netflix records

(Newser) - The massive international success of Squid Game has not gone unnoticed in North Korea, where propagandists say it reflects the "sad reality of a beastly South Korean society." A Tuesday article on a propaganda website argues that the show "gained popularity because it exposes the reality of...

Netflix Is Removing Real Phone Number From Squid Game

South Korean woman has had thousands of calls

(Newser) - In smash Netflix hit Squid Game, people in financial trouble are given a mysterious card with a phone number, and callers end up playing life-and-death games for money. This has caused some major issues for the South Korean woman whose phone number appears on the card, reports Reuters . Kim Gil-young,...

Netflix's New Hit Is a 'Haunting Microcosm of Real Life'

'Squid Game' has enthralled the internet, may soon overtake 'Bridgerton' as the platform's biggest hit

(Newser) - There's a new hit series in town, thanks to Netflix and the public's penchant for dystopian action. NBC News reports that Squid Game—a nine-episode thriller out of South Korea that debuted on the streaming platform on Sept. 17—is now "the internet's favorite show,"...

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