A man who smuggled copies of Smash kills South Korean Netflix series squid game According to a report by Radio Free Asia (RFA), the death sentence has been given in North Korea.
The US-headquartered independent news agency RFA quoted sources as saying the series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives and that the smuggler was killed by firing squad after authorities caught high school students watching the show. faced.
The RFA reported, “One student who bought the drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show were sentenced to five years of hard labor, and teachers and school administrators were fired and taken to remote mines.” Deported to work.”
In December 2020, North Korea passed the “Eradication of Reactionary Thought and Culture” act, which prohibits the entry and dissemination of cultural material such as films, plays, music and books into the country. The main purpose of this act is to prevent the spread of media from South Korea and America and those who are found to be distributing or consuming them can be punished. According to widespread reports, a man was publicly executed in April this year for selling drives and CDs containing South Korean content.
squid game, in particular, has been a source of anger in dictatorships. North Korean propaganda site Arirang Meri depicts the high-concept survival drama as “the sad reality of a brutal South Korean society”. The RFA report suggests that there is widespread concern about the fate of the high school students and that more people may be implicated in the investigation.
Although Netflix is not available in China, squid game According to the report, it is widely pirated in the country.
South Korean Survival Drama squid game It was released worldwide on September 17, 2021, to critical acclaim and international attention. As of November 2021, it is Netflix’s most-watched series, becoming the top-watched series in 94 countries and attracting over 142 million member households and 1.65 per cent during its first four weeks from launch. Billion viewing hours, outperforming the previous top series. Bridgerton.
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