“He who loses receives a blow”: when the violent Netflix series “Squid Game” invites itself into the playgrounds

the essential The successful Squid Game series, broadcast on Netflix, continues to emulate. Although it is forbidden to children under 16 years, Belgian pupils, schooled in primary school, readapted scenes of violence of the TV show, in their playground.

It’s a bit like the phenomenon series of the moment: strange characters decked out in red costumes and black masks who invite themselves on our screens. The Squid Game series is emulated and carries with it all the generations. Even if the television show is forbidden to less than 16 years and for good reason: the South Korean program highlights scenes particularly violent.

The series closely follows the journey of 335 Koreans. All were recruited to participate in games that can be found in the playgrounds. The trophy for the winner? 45, 6 billion won (approximately 32 million ‘euros). The losers are killed, one after the other.

Violence in the courtyards

Fiction nevertheless invites itself into the playgrounds. In a primary school in Erquellines, Belgium, management is alarmed to see students “reproduce” this concept in the aisles of the establishment. “This week, a teacher came to see me and told me that at noon time a child had been whipped by another student. She asked her how it went, and the child said to her: ‘We play this game that goes on in the series, ‘1, 2, 3, sun’, and whoever loses gets a hit ‘.

While no children were injured, the establishment took the remark very seriously. To the point of sending a statement to the parents of students: “We are very vigilant so that this unhealthy and dangerous game is stopped! We are counting on your support and collaboration to make your children aware of the consequences that this can engender (. ..) Sanctions will be taken vis-à-vis the children who continue this game “.

The Squid Game series, which generated 17 billions of views Since its release on 16 last September, has continued to come out of the screens. A reproduction of the giant doll which rules the “1, 2, 3, sun” was seen in Manila (in the Philippines), near a pedestrian crossing.

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