Squid Game is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon, with viewers all over the globe watching the Netflix show. But that seems to have unintended consequences for one man living in Korea...
When the character of Seong Gi-hun is handed a mysterious business card and told to call the number in the pilot episode of Squid Game, this number actually correlates with someone's cell phone in Korea, and they are getting thousands of unwanted calls.
"It has come to the point where people are reaching out day and night due to their curiosity," the man, who was not named, told Money Today.
He continued, "It drains my phone’s battery and it turns off."
That sounds like a Squid Game in and of itself.
A spokesperson for Netflix said, "Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary."
That's a good thing for the person. And really interesting. In Hollywood, people usually test numbers or use 555 numbers, which do not exist. I'm not sure if there are any possible legal ramifications, but I cannot imagine thousands of people calling me at once.
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