Netflix’s Squid Game gets a warning from Parents Council for being ‘unbelievably violent’
“squid game“It might be a huge success for Netflix Due to the fact that it climbed to number one in the US on the streaming platform just four days after its release. However, the series has also been criticized for its violence, and one organization is warning parents to be on high alert in case their children find themselves keeping track of their meals and stressed out for play.
The Parents, Television and Media Council (PTC) told Fox News that it hopes to “alert parents” to the leak of “Squid Game-inspired” content being uploaded across various media “so they can take appropriate action, whether through parental control app or They supervise more of their children on social media and gaming platforms, where content about or inspired by the series is shared.”
In an editorial published on organization website On Wednesday, PTC Program Director Melissa Henson wrote that despite the mature rating associated with the show “incredibly violent,” the biggest concern “is the way the ‘Squid Game’ is being promoted to viewers too young to watch TV-MA.” A classified series on social media platforms.
“Netflix should act as a gatekeeper to ensure that harmful content to minors is not distributed on their platform,” she told Fox News, which also includes highly sexual content such as “Big Mouth” and content that may inspire self-harm, such as “13 Reasons Why.”
The Squid Game focuses on a group of 456 people from all walks of life. Each of them has one thing in common: they are all in difficult financial situations. As a result, they were all invited to participate in a series of children’s games such as “Red Light, Green Light” in the hope of winning a huge cash prize.
However, it soon becomes clear that the consequences of losing any of these children’s games are a brutal and sudden death.
The hashtag “Squid game” has been viewed more than 22.8 billion times on TikTok, according to NBC News reports, Henson emphasized that minors, including “tweens and young teens, watch the series through online gaming platforms such as Roblox and Minecraft.”
according to luck“Squid Game” jumped to number one in the US just four days after its release. It is expected to be watched by more than 82 million subscribers worldwide in its first 28 days.
The outlet notes that compared to traditional television, this is more than the number of 18-49 year-olds that Nielsen estimates watched the top 40 broadcast and cable programs in the past year combined.
“Netflix needs to recognize that if it fails to self-regulate, it is calling for regulation from government agencies, and that could lead to worse outcomes for Netflix and families,” Henson said.
A Netflix representative did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.
FOX Business’s Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.