North Korea uses ‘Squid Game’ to criticise “beastly” South Korean society

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The site said the ‘squid game’ “makes people realize the sad reality of South Korean society”

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A state-run North Korean propaganda website has used Netflix’s hit series squid game “The Beast” as a criticism against South Korean society.

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According to Reutershandjob North Korean website Arirang Meriya Published an article on 12 October which purportedly stated that the hit series squid game It is a reflection of South Korean society, where “corruption and immoral scoundrels are common”.

The article reportedly cited unnamed South Korean film critics as saying they praised squid game To expose the allegedly “unequal” South Korean society, where “the moneyless are treated like pieces of chess for the rich”.


The article stated that the Netflix series “makes people realize the sad reality of South Korean society in which humans are pushed into extreme competition and their humanity is wiped out”.

Arirang Meriya Known for publishing articles condemning South Korean culture and entertainment. Earlier this year, the website criticized the K-pop industry in March of this year for treating K-pop idols as “slaves” and saying they live a “pathetic life” in South Korea. Were living Reuters.

North Korea also passed a bill late last year that provides for severe punishment, including heavy fines and prison terms, to any citizen who consumes South Korean entertainment or uses the South Korean language. Is.

in other squid game News, after officially reaching “111 million fans,” the show officially marks Netflix’s “biggest series launch ever.” Since the beginning of September 17, squid game According to Netflix, popular Netflix TV shows have topped the charts in 94 countries including the UK, US, and France.

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