Several contestants from Squid Game: The Challenge are threatening to file a lawsuit against Netflix after facing unexpected injuries while filming.
The show, which aired on November 22nd, is a reality game version of the highly popular Netflix series which dominated our screens in 2021. In Squid Game, poor contestants compete for the chance to win a significant sum of money, risking their lives.
While the contestants of Squid Game: The Challenge were not expected to risk death, several have complained of experiencing medical issues during filming, such as someone contracting hypothermia.
According to David Slade of Express Solicitors, “Contestants thought they were taking part in something fun and those injured did not expect to suffer as they did. Now they have been left with injuries after spending time being stuck in painful stress positions in cold temperatures.”
He added, “We recognise people may see this as a classic David and Goliath battle with the company and its production partners.” Netflix has claimed that any instances of “serious injury are untrue,” although three contestants did receive medical care on set.
Slade also explained that one of the participants reported “seeing someone faint, then people shouting for medics. We have a case where someone complains of hypothermia. One had his hands turn purple from the cold.”
No official lawsuit has yet been filed.