With Netflix's original series' Squid Game' gaining worldwide attention, North Korea has criticized the show.
On October 12th, a North Korean news media outlet called 'Meari' stated, "The South Korean TV drama 'Squid Game,' which reveals the reality of the South Korean society, where the strong prey on the weak and where corruption is rampant, has aired gaining popularity among viewers."
The news media outlet continued to say, "The reason this show has gained much popularity is that it dug into the reality of the South Korean and capitalistic society where there is extreme competition for survival and the strong prey on the weak."
They continued to criticize South Korea by saying, "South Korea is a wild society in which humans are driven into extreme competition and humanity is wiped out."
They elaborated, "In particular, the rich men who consider these terrible slaughter games as a form of entertainment, feeling pleasure in creating a game rule where the weak can be preyed on and must die if they do not win first place shows the uncomfortable and unfair society."
The North Korean media continued to speak negatively about South Korean society using the show and explained that "The reality of South Korea is that there are many who disqualify from the fierce competition of the South Korean society, and it is very unfortunate that they are living in a world where people are judged based just on money."