The lack of attention of Squid Game’s production crew has caused an unfortunate situation to take place.
The newly released Netflix series “Squid Game” is currently involved in a controversy over privacy violations. Specifically, the phone number on the business card given to Seong Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) by the cameo character (Gong Yoo) when he challenges Gi Hun in a flipping game at the beginning of “Squid Game” belongs to a real user.
Due to the popularity of Squid Game, Victim A has been receiving a lot of messages and calls within 24 hours, which has greatly affected their daily activities. They recently had to delete about 4000 different numbers. Their phone also quickly runs out of battery due to an overload of incoming calls and messages. A contacted Netflix and Cyron Pictures – the producer of “Squid Game” but couldn’t get through.
In response to the incident, Netflix stated: “We are working to resolve the matter amicably with the owner of the phone number. However, the victim’s claim that they could not even report the situation because they couldn’t reach us is untrue.”
“Squid Game”’s storyline revolves around the participants of a mysterious survival game with a prize of 45.6 billion KRW. According to Flixpatrol, “Squid Game” has the second-highest score worldwide, only lower than “Sex Education 3”. The drama also receives a 100% score of fresh tomatoes on Rotten Tomatoes by experts and 8.3/10 on IMDb with nearly 9.6 thousand votes.