Report: Contestants Injured on Netflix’s New Reality Show, SQUID GAME: CHALLENGE


Report: Contestants Injured on Netflix’s New Reality Show, SQUID GAME: CHALLENGE

By Allen Rushing

Recent reports revealed that participants of the Netflix reality show, SQUID GAME: CHALLENGE, were seriously injured in the course of filming in subzero temperatures. 

The Hollywood Reporter wrote:

Netflix has defended freezing cold conditions on an outdoor U.K. set where its real-life Squid Game unscripted series saw contestants sustain injuries while competing as winter temperatures plunged below zero.

On Wednesday, the streamer and its co-producers pushed back on claims in The Sun tabloid newspaper that players had been severely injured during production on a former air force base near Bedford, in England’s eastern region, during a rare cold snap.

“We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and invested in all the appropriate safety procedures. While it was very cold on set — and participants were prepared for that — any claims of serious injury are untrue,” Netflix and Studio Lambert, which is co-producing Squid Game: The Challenge along with The Garden, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

This Netflix reality series, based on the popular South Korean dystopian survival television series SQUID GAME, aimed to build upon the success of the fictional show.

SQUID GAME became an overnight success on Netflix and was renewed for a second season by Netflix.

The most pressing question regarding SQUID GAME and its reality tv iteration, CHALLENGE, is one of media discernment. 

As Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder of Movieguide®, has stressed: 

Discerning viewers need to understand: 

(1) the medium of entertainment they are consuming; 

(2) their cognitive abilities; and, 

(3) the values of both the medium they are consuming and biblical values. 

Movieguide® previously reported of the show:

While audiences flock to Netflix’s newest Korean series, SQUID GAME, medical professionals have warned parents to protect their children from its ultra-violent content.

SQUID GAME, which Netflix released in September, is a South Korean fiction series about a group of contestants who compete in children’s games for the chance to win money.

While the premise seems harmless enough on the surface, the penalty for the contestants in SQUID GAME is death. Unfortunately, the show does not hold back in its depictions of the contestants’ gory death scenes.

Read More: SQUID GAME Is Excessively Violent With Few Redeeming Elements

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