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The ‘Squid Game’ Prank Forcing Netflix To Make Some Edits

by Anthony Pernicka
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Squid Game is an entertainment phenomenon that is taking over.  The Netflix series Thriller has hit the #1 spot on the streaming platform in over 90 countries around the world.  Not too bad for a series that no one wanted to make in the beginning.  Netflix is even quoted saying that Squid Game might be its “biggest show ever.”

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Well, it turns out that the phone number used in the series is a real active number.  You won’t be reaching the game’s admissions staff.  The phone number belongs to a South Korean woman that has been inundated with thousands of calls and texts since the series took off.

Kim Gil-young runs a dessert shop in Seongju county and has been using the number for 16 years, she told CNN Thursday.
When the hugely-popular South Korean fictional drama “Squid Game” was first released, Kim said she was receiving thousands of calls per day. In the past few days, she has been getting hundreds of calls and texts, she said. – CNN.com
CNN is also reporting that the woman is now on medication to calm her anxiety after all the stress these phone calls have caused her.  “I cannot focus because unknown numbers are repeatedly calling me,” she told CNN.  Pure speculation on my part, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this leads to a settlement of some sort.  Especially because Kim-Gil-young is claiming she uses this number for her dessert shop and business is adversely being affected.
Netflix has removed scenes from the series that show the phone number.  “Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary,” said the company in a statement to CNN Thursday.


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