Netflix has been forced to edit scenes from its blockbuster smash hit Squid Game after accidentally displaying someone’s actual phone number.
A Korean man was receiving 4,000 phone calls a day after Squid Game launched on Netflix last month, steadily becoming the streaming giant’s most popular show in the world.
During the first episode of the violent series, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) meets a recruiter (Gong Yoo) at a train station who offers him a chance to win billions of won by playing games.
He gives Gi-hun a card featuring an eight digit number, but Netflix didn’t make up the number for the show, it was actually someone’s active number.
In turn, the streaming giant has edited the scenes to give the poor guy his life and some privacy back.
‘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 told Money Today.
He told MBC that he has been receiving calls, text messages and pictures at all hours of the night from people who ‘sounded like kids’, and is subsequently struggling to sleep.
‘Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary,’ a Netflix spokesperson said.
However, he’s not quite off the hook as the scene is still visible for Australian Netflix subscribers.
Squid Game has become a phenomenon since its launch, with millions flocking to Netflix to be part of the hype.
It follows a man with uncontrollable debt, trying to be a better father and son who is invited to win a fortune by playing a series of children’s games.
Only, you lose a game you die a bloody death.
Think Hunger Games meets Pat Sharp’s Fun House.
Squid Game is available to stream on Netflix now.
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