The No. 1 rule of North Korea is, “Don’t be the primary one to cease clapping.”
Exception: Except the topic is South Korea’s smash hit present Squid Sport.
Whereas the dystopian Squid Sport is the No. 1 present on Netflix in 90 nations, its not a giant hit in North Korea, the place the present is slammed as a “unhappy actuality of a beastly South Korean society.”
TMZ is reporting that the pro-North Korea web site Arirang Meari is the supply of the bitter assessment, and it apparently didn’t get the memo on the present’s fictional nature. To Arirang Meari, the present “gained recognition as a result of it exposes the fact of South Korean capitalist tradition.”
That’s the least of its barbs. The present depicts “a world the place solely cash issues — a hell-like horror,” and celebrates a society the place “corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace.”
Squid Sport, for the uninitated, exhibits individuals with unpayable money owed competing in an odd winner-take-all contest that can immediately wipe out their slate.That’s not good, in response to its critics.
“It’s mentioned that it makes individuals understand the unhappy actuality of the beastly South Korean society wherein human beings are pushed into excessive competitors and their humanity is being worn out,” whined Arirang.
Simply the place North Korean society watches Squid Sport is a thriller. Western media is forbidden and people caught with it threat jail.