Netflix is heavily invested in Squid Game’s UK spinoff show. The series is off to a rocky start, with hundreds of contestants facing the country’s harsh weather conditions. Netflix has now come to defend claims about serious injuries to contestants in the show.
A few articles were shared recently by some of the major UK journals about injuries pertained to the contestants of the show. This all came about when a person had to be taken away on a stretcher due to an apparent injury. Netflix has however come to defend itself by saying that the claims are “untrue.”
“While it was very cold on set – and participants were prepared for that – any claims of serious injury are untrue. We care deeply about the health and safety of our cast and crew, and invested in all the appropriate safety procedures,”
According to The Sun, at least one contestant had to be taken away using a stretcher after playing the game Red Light, Green Light. In this game, players have to remain motionless to win for hours. Some said they felt unwell during the filming of this show contrary to Netflix’s defense.
Squid Game: The Challenge will include 456 people competing in a number of games and challenges inspired by the original show. The challenges, which took place in -3C temperatures, are believed to have resulted in at least one candidate needing to be carried off and others getting frostbite.
One player told the publication: ‘Even if hypothermia kicked in then people were willing to stay for as long as possible because a lot of money was on the line.” Contestants compared the set to a warzone. It’s because people were getting carried out by medics as others watched in silence.
Squid Game became Netflix’s most-watched program in 2021. In an attempt to make this show UK’s best, they’re surely going to lengths to undermine certain safety standards.
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