Maybe they’ll consider me as a player for the next game if I call on that number?!
You have to be living under a cave (literally) if you don’t know about “Squid Game”, Korea’s latest survival drama. The show follows a sadistic storyline of indebted adults who play through 6 rounds of different children’s games to win the prize money. But there’s a catch: You either win or you die, so how far will you go to save yourself? Wow, that got dark really fast…just like the show.
The show gained popularity worldwide just a few weeks after its release, becoming Netflix’s top title in the US which is a first for any Korean show. And while the show itself was perfect from the storyline to the aesthetics, it seems like the producers made a tiny blunder by using a real, working number by mistake that was shown quite a few times on screen.
The actual owner of the number told a local media outlet that he had been “bombarded” with messages and calls since the show went on air. “It has come to the point where people are reaching out day and night due to their curiosity. It drains my phone’s battery and it turns off,” the man who hails from the Gyeonggi province said. Since he has been using the same number for his business, it’s not easy to replace it with a new one either. “At first, I didn’t know why, then my friend told me that my number came out [in the series]”. How would you feel if you wake up one day to endless meaningless calls on your cellphone?
The matter has gotten way out of hand now and Netflix has no choice but to edit the number out of the series. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the streaming website said, “Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary.”
Hopefully, the affected person will be able to sleep in peace now.