Squid Game took the world by storm as the Netflix smash hit from South Korea captivated so many. Even those in North Korea would like to watch the show, but that is not permitted in the slightest.

Radio Free Asia reports that a North Korean man was executed via firing squad for smuggling in copies of Squid Game. He reportedly sold them to several high school students who were also severely punished.

The controversial country has banned Squid Game along with many other pieces of media from capitalist countries. This is under the country’s newly passed Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture law.

The man who reportedly brought Squid Game into North Korea did so on USB flash drives. He was sentenced to death after being caught. The children he sold Squid Game to were sentenced to life in prison.


North Korea like to block out the world as the hermit kingdom thrives in its own delusion set forth by Kim Jung-un’ regimen. Squid Game is obviously something that they do not want within their borders.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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