Squid Game: Netflix survival show runs into another controversy for showing a phone number on the screen
 
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Squid Game: Netflix survival show runs into another controversy for showing a phone number on the screen

The South Korean survival drama is helmed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and was released on Netflix on September 17

Megha Mukundan
Oct 07, 2021
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As the global populace seems to enjoy the Netflix series Squid Game, it has not gone down well with a few especially the owner of the number that was shown on the series. According to the report in EW, the owner of the number has been receiving prank calls, which made the OTT giant take a call to delete the number from the scene.

In the episode, every contestant was given a card, which has three shapes on one side, and a phone number on the other. The number could be used by the player in the show if they want to play a children’s game for a huge amount of money. As soon as a Squid Game’s episode flashed a phone number on the screen, the fans started dropping texts and calls on the number. 

The owner spoke to the Koreaboo team about how the endless calls and texts have made his life difficult after the makers showed the phone number on the screen that he has been using for the past decade. He seems to have already deleted more than 4,000 numbers from his phone, and his phone’s battery gets drained and turns off frequently. 

It is also revealed that the Squid Game team thought removing the first three digits of the number would not cause any trouble. But they didn’t know that anyone could easily make a call if the number was dialled as a local call. Now, Netflix has agreed to edit the number out from the episode. Earlier, the show ran into controversy after netizens pointed out the similarities between the show and the Bollywood film Luck, starring Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan and Sanjay Dutt. 

The South Korean survival drama is helmed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and was released on Netflix on September 17, 2021. The nine-episode series gained worldwide popularity soon upon its release, with praise for its performances, visual style, music and themes.

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