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Netflix removes some scenes from 'Squid Game'

Netflix’s new K-Original Squid Game premiered on the streaming platform on 17th September 2021 and has become one of the most popular and successful shows on the streaming giant ever since. 

Dealing with a riveting premise that sees a ragtag group of netizens taking part in dangerous games to win whopping prize money of 45.6 billion Korean won, the series contains certain scenes that have been removed by Netflix. However, Australian viewers can still access these scenes.

In one of the scenes, the number that the players had to dial to be a part of the game was revealed. It belongs to an actual person living in South Korea who began receiving thousands of calls every day. 

He told Money today, “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”. 

To protect his privacy, Netflix has removed this particular scene. 

Their spokesperson confirmed with Independent ”that they were closely working with the production company to resolve this after, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary”.

South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband is currently suing Netflix over the exponential popularity of the series that abounds in blood, gore and violence. According to the service provider, despite being one of the greatest traffic drivers, ahead of Amazon, Facebook and Apple, the streaming giant does not pay for the network access. 

They alleged that their traffic increased 24 fold and the service provider owes nearly 27.2 billion won. 

Netflix has stated that they will take active measures to “review the claim that SK Broadband has filed”. They also stated that “we continue to seek open dialogue and explore ways of working with SK Broadband in order to ensure a seamless streaming experience for our shared customers”.