Squid Game critiqued as 'sad reality' by North Korean website
The streaming series "Squid Game" has become a global sensation and the biggest release ever on Netflix, but the South Korean show is not getting much love from its neighbor to the north.
mhm kim jong Un's propaganda machine seems to be throwing some heavy stones from its glasshouse. A north korean website has seen fit to weigh in on the hugely popular South korean produced netflix series, squid game, which depicts a fictional game show that has deadly consequences. The north Koreans say the show reflects the sad reality of a quote, beastly south korean society where mankind is annihilated by extreme competition. The website saying squid game portrays the south as an unequal society where money, less people are treated like pawns for the rich. They try to portray South Korea is this capitalist hell hole. And so this very much fits into the narrative that South Korea is this place where the people are just Slaves to making money. That it's a grim existence, squid game posted, Netflix's most popular premier ever, with over 110 million people taking a look the plot, hundreds of people heavily in debt, enter a game to win a huge pile of cash. One of the fictional characters is a North Korean defector. The downside if the contestants lose a game there, killed on the spot, all of that that we see in squid games reminded me frankly of North Korea, it's about having No way out, being completely entrapped under extraordinarily adverse circumstances. It is North Koreans who can actually be shot on sight if they try to leave the country like this defector who sprinted through a hail of bullets as he made a desperate dash across the demilitarized zone to South Korea in 2017. As for the north korean website saying South Korea is a place where the poor are pawns for the rich and well connected. Human rights monitors say pyongyang doth protest too much In North Korea, 30% of Children are malnourished. In North Korea, people are starving today. North Korea is imprisoning 120,000 people in political prison camps and other detention facilities. Human rights groups say the money North Korea could be spending feeding its people. It instead often spends on its military. This week, kim jong un again glorified his newest weapons with an elaborate exhibition and a speech in front of what North Korea claims is a hypersonic missile, a cruise missile and a massive I. C. B. M. The event included a martial arts display with soldiers doing flying kicks into blocks, A soldier inexplicably sprinting headfirst into a block. In one sequence, a bare chested soldier breaks out of chains, spreads out, a bed of broken glass flies on it, A slab is placed on his chest, then smashed with a hammer. Why would this not be enough for kim's propaganda machine? Y you squid game to attack the south. This is North Korea's attempt to show and express that, hey, the south Koreans may be richer, but they are not happier. This certainly isn't the first time North Korea has taken a shot at south korean culture. This past june. According to the new york times, kim jong un characterized the south korean entertainment scene, including K pop as a quote, vicious cancer, corrupting the hairstyles speech and behavior of north Koreans. Human rights monitors tell us, K pop has become increasingly popular in north Korea, with tens of thousands of north Koreans having access to it almost exclusively through the black market brian todd, CNN Washington.