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What a bunch of suckers! ‘Squid Game’ exposes ‘beastly’ South: North Korea

Netflix sensation provides fresh ammunition for the communist nation’s routine criticism of South Korean culture

Josh Smith

A North Korean propaganda website said on Tuesday that the international Netflix hit Squid Game exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture where “corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace”.

North Korea’s Arirang Meari site cited unnamed South Korean film critics as saying that the TV series shows an “unequal society where moneyless people are treated like chess pieces for the rich”.

Made in South Korea, the nine-part thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play deadly childhood games in a bid to win 45.6 billion won (about R6m), became a worldwide sensation for Netflix when it was released in September...

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