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A North Korean Website Assures That ‘The Squid Game’ Shows South Korean Reality

The North Korean propaganda website Arirang Meari published an article on Tuesday in which it is ensured that the South Korean Netflix series The Squid Game (“Squid Game”), which has become a global success, “reveals the reality of society. ” from the neighboring country.

“It is believed that the reason that the television series The Squid Game is being successful with viewers is because it delves into the reality of capitalist society and South Korea, ” says the article.

According to Arirang Meari, the series, which is on its way to being the most watched so far on the Netflix platform, “graphically shows the situation of hundreds of people forced to live a hellish life in which they are burdened with unacceptable debts.”

The article considers that this fiction teaches an ” unequal society in which people are treated like chess pieces” , and affirms that in the neighboring country “corruption and immoral scoundrels are common.”

Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok, The Squid Game tells the story of Seong Gi-hun, a debt-ridden middle-aged man from Seoul who decides to take part in a macabre and mysterious competition in which a single winner you can win a millionaire prize.

Arirang Meari is known for criticizing various aspects of South Korean society and, for example, has accused her music industry of “enslaving” artists to create so – called K-Pop stars .

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