Netflix Forced To Delete ‘Squid Game’ Scene Following Complaint

Netflix has reportedly been forced to delete a scene from Squid Game after receiving a complaint. 
Credit: Netflix

Netflix has reportedly been forced to delete a scene from Squid Game after receiving a complaint. 

A man from Korea claims he was bombarded with phone calls after his phone number was featured in the popular TV series, according to the South China Morning Post.

Apparently, he would receive up to 4,000 calls a day and many were from children who asked him if they could be ‘in the game’.

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The man’s number was shown when contestants were invited to join the survival game, as they were all given a card with an eight-digit number.

Before the scene was deleted by Netflix, South Korea’s National Revolutionary Party’s honorary chief, Huh Kyung-young, reportedly took to social media and offered to ‘buy’ the number.

He said: “I heard that the owner of the phone number showed on a business card in Squid Game is suffering serious damage from prank calls.

“I would like to buy the number for 100million won.”

‘Squid Game’ Becomes One Of Netflix’s Most Popular Shows Ever

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Squid Game has become one of Netflix’s most popular series. Credit: Netflix

After hearing of the complaint, the streaming giant confirmed they would ‘resolve the matter’.

A representative told The Independent: “Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary.”

Despite the company’s attempt at resolving the issue, Netflix was blasted by Ofcom for failing to spot the error.

This isn’t the only issue that the Squid Game series has faced.

Recently, the show was accused of copying a Japanese film called As The Gods Will.

However, the director, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, denied that the series was a copy and said the drama had been written years before being adapted for television.

He said: “It is true that the first game is similar, but after that, there aren’t any similarities. 

“I worked on Squid Game in 2008 and 2009, and at the time, the first game had already been fixed as ‘Red Light Green Light’. 

“If I had to say it, I would say I did it first.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.