The ever-popular “Squid Game” TV collection is now enjoying out on some playgrounds across the globe.
A Belgian school has issued a warning following reviews of scholars enjoying a harmful punching sport impressed by Netflix’s hyperviolent Korean collection.
“We [must remain] vigilant so that this unhealthy and dangerous game is stopped!” read the Facebook public service announcement, which was posted Tuesday by the Municipal School of Erquelinnes Béguinage Hainaut. They launched the assertion after discovering that a number of kids have been re-creating the “Red Light, Green Light” pastime featured on “Squid Game,” wherein cash-strapped gamers compete in lethal playground contests for prizes — the equal of a Japanese sport present assembly the “Saw” horrror movie franchise.
The contest on the 17+-rated “Squid Game” collection, which is by the way beloved by New Yorkers, sees contributors stroll in the direction of a murderous puppet after it calls out “green light.” When the doll shouts, “red light,” the contestant should freeze earlier than the dummy turns round or they’ll be shot lifeless.
In the Belgian kiddie schoolyard model, the loser will get punched as a substitute of executed.
Nonetheless, the school is imploring dad and mom to make their kids “aware of the consequences” of the punitive pursuit.
They additionally promised to punish any college students discovered taking part within the “Jackass”-esque pastime — though they clarified that the G-rated model of “Red Light, Green Light” — which doesn’t contain placing classmates — remains to be OK to play.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the primary time that “Squid Game,” which is projected to turn into Netflix’s most-watched present ever, has had a destructive impression on folks in the actual world. Last month, a South Korean man was barraged by 1000’s of telephone calls after his quantity appeared on the dystopian collection.