A man who smuggled copies of smash hit South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game” into North Korea has been sentenced to death, after authorities caught high school students watching the show, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives and that the smuggler faces death by firing squad.
“A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remote mines,” RFA reported.
Squid Game is a popular Netflix series that is seen in the west as an attack and criticism of capitalism by fans and the creators. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of ‘Squid Game’, said the series was intended to pose questions about modern capitalist society that corners people into “extreme competition”.
“I thought capitalism has shown its own limitations in the 21st century, Everybody faces fiercely competitive situations and they are dragged down to the rock bottom of society if they fail to survive the competition.” – Hwang Said.
Well, it looks like Hwang’s show is going to lead to the execution of a North Korean citizen in a country both Koreas would agree is anything but a Capitalist nation.
Maybe living in a Capitalist society is better than living in a Communist society after all.