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.
The man told Korean publication Money Today:
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.
A Netflix spokesperson told The Independent:
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.
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