Netflix will edit scenes in the hit series Squid Game. These scenes display a real person’s phone number, which has lead to a series of prank calls for the person. Certain scenes from the South Korean series have potential Squid Game competitors receiving a card with a phone number on the back. The Hollywood Reporter says that this is an actual number belonging to a South Korean businesswoman who is receiving 4000 prank calls a day referencing the show. To make matters worse, two other individuals whose numbers only differ slightly have been bombarded with prank calls as well.
CBS News identified the woman as Kim Gil-young. She spoke to Korean TV-Network SBS detailing the content of the messages and the inconvenience they have caused her. Kim explained that she could not simply change her number, as it is used by her clients. She was offered $840 for her troubles, but she declined the offer.
Netflix and Siren Media have agreed to edit the scenes with Kim’s number. Furthermore, Netflix has urged fans to no longer make any prank calls.
This is not the only issue related to the popular Netflix series. While Squid Game is receiving a lot of love from its viewers, there has been some concern regarding inaccurate subtitles.
Squid Game premiered on September 17 and has since become Netflix’s most-streamed show. With a premise similar to that of The Hunger Games, 456 people in poverty compete in a series of games for a chance at big money. However, the stakes are high, as those who break the rules are shot and killed. A second season has been teased, but not confirmed.
What do you all think of this story? Should Netflix have been more careful before displaying a random phone number? Are you all still Squid Game fans after this?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments.