It’s true to say Netflix’s original series “Squid Game” is by far the most popular drama of this year.
According to figures released by FlixPatrol on September 30 (local time), “Squid Game” is has ranked No.1 on 82 out of 83 countries around the world.
Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos recently stated, “Squid Game is likely to be the most popular show among all the content we introduced on this platform so far”, proving the outstanding result that Netflix had never seen before the release of this drama.
While the “Squid Game syndrome” is still heating up, the reputation of each actor appearing in this hit drama is also hitting its peak. In particular, overseas fans are continuously sending love for their favorite actors, and some even crossed the line with their obscene words.
Among the cast of “Squid Game”, actor Heo Sung Tae, who played the gangster Jang Deok Soo, has gained a lot of foreign fans.
Recently, it has been almost impossible to find Korean comments on his Instagram. Numerous overseas fans from lots of countries keep on visiting his account and express their support for him in their own languages.
However, an English comment left by a female fan has recently become a hot topic in Korea. This fan wrote comments under the post related to “Squid Game” that actor Heo Sung Tae uploaded on his Instagram on October 1.
The female fan used many emoticons of a toilet, sweaty faces and wrote in English, “Please take me to the bathroom”
This is a remark related to the bathroom ‘sex scene’ that appeared in episode 4 of “Squid Game”. In this scene, Jang Deok Soo (Heo Sung Tae) lies to Han Mi Nyeo (Kim Joo Ryeong) and lures her to the bathroom; then, the two create a 19+ scene.
Other overseas fans intensely reacted when they saw that offensive comment and criticized her inappropriate joke. After that, the female fan apologized with a comment, “I’m sorry”.
Meanwhile, Heo Sung Tae was cast in “Hunt”, a new movie directed by Lee Jung Jae.