“Squid Game” is the # 1 show on Netflix in 90 different countries … but North Korea considers it a “sad fact of a beastly South Korean society”.
North Korean propaganda website Arirang Meari intervened in its critique of the survival game drama … saying the show “has gained popularity because it exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture.”
The site went on to say that the show exposes “a world where only money matters – hellish horror.” The site sees South Korea’s capitalist culture as a place where “corruption and immoral scoundrels are rife.”
The propaganda site also reportedly cited anonymous South Korean film critics as saying the series shows an “unequal society where people with no money are treated like chess pieces to the rich.”
The 9-episode thriller pits cash-strapped contestants playing deadly childhood games… and the last person standing winning a pot worth $ 38 million.
The propaganda site is pissed off by the plot saying, “It is said to make people aware of the grim reality of the bestial South Korean society in which human beings are forced into extreme competition and their humanity is devastated.” “
Netflix dropped “Squid Game” in September and it’s the streamer’s most successful show. BTW, North Korea is imposing heavy fines, even jail time, on anyone caught watching South Korean content. That the outlet isn’t a fan of the series shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Earlier this year… the same outlet called K-pop stars “slaves” to companies that lead “miserable lives” in South Korea.