Netflix has been forced to make a few edits to the wildly popular Squid Game following an unfortunate blunder.
In the first episode, Lee Jung-Jae’s character, Seong Gi-Hun, can be seen receiving a business card in a subway station.
The number on the card is clearly visible, and although you might have presumed this was simply a made-up jumble of numbers, it would seem many were curious enough to give it a try.
Turns out, the number belongs to a real man from Korea’s Gyeonggi province, who has had to deal with fielding ‘endless’ calls since the show aired.
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. At first, I didn’t know why, then my friend told me that my number came out [in the series].
Netflix are now fortunately on the case, and are working to ensure that nobody else gets bothered by eager Squid Game fans.
Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary.
You can stream Squid Game on Netflix now.