Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) may have scored a success in pop culture with its Korean production “Squid Game”, but several school boards in the United States and Europe require their students to dress like characters from the series. .
What happened: “Squid Game” focuses on people in debt who are looking to win large sums of money in massive children’s game competitions, but the losers in the competition are killed in a graphically violent manner.
According to a report from Hypebeast, three elementary schools near Syracuse, New York – Mott Road, Enders Road and Fayetteville Elementary Schools – sent a letter to parents warning that the “Squid Game” costumes could not be worn during the event. their respective Halloween events.
The letter also stated: “Costumes should follow school guidelines in that no items that could be interpreted as a weapon should be brought to school: including toy swords, pistols, lightsabers. and more. “
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What else happened: Across the Atlantic, officials at Castle Park Primary School in Dublin, Ireland, banned its students from disguising themselves as “Squid Game” characters, warning that the show was “not in existence”. no case suitable for young pupils “. Another school in Madrid, Spain, also urged parents that students under the age of 16 not be allowed to watch programs exhibiting the level of violence displayed on the show.
However, students may not be eager to follow school orders. According to CNN, Internet searches for “squid game costume” outnumber searches for other movie and TV character costumes before Halloween, with costumes from the show accounting for about a third of 11 costume searches. most popular Halloween.
Photo: I’m looking at you, squid! Image via Netflix.
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