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Netflix edits ‘Squid Recreation’ after girl bombarded with prank calls

Kim Gil-young runs a dessert store in Seongju county and has been utilizing the quantity for 16 years, she advised Muricas Information Thursday.

When the hugely-popular South Korean fictional drama “Squid Recreation” was first launched, Kim stated she was receiving hundreds of calls per day. Previously few days, she has been getting a whole bunch of calls and texts, she stated.

That is critically disrupting her life, she stated, explaining that she is now taking medication to calm her nerves after a health care provider recognized her with acute stress dysfunction.

“I can’t focus as a result of unknown numbers are repeatedly calling me,” she advised Muricas Information.

Actor Lee Jung-jae stars as Seong Gi-hun.

Netflix confirmed to Muricas Information that it had edited scenes together with the telephone quantity.

“Along with the manufacturing firm, we’re working to resolve this matter, together with enhancing scenes with telephone numbers the place obligatory,” stated the corporate in a press release to Muricas Information Thursday.

Muricas Information has contacted Netflix for additional touch upon Kim’s scenario.

Kim stated she initially took the quantity for her private line however began utilizing it to run her enterprise when she began her dessert store a 12 months and a half in the past.

Since “Squid Recreation” was launched, it has been unattainable for her to do enterprise with the telephone quantity, she stated. Nonetheless, she says she will be able to’t give it up.

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“I had previous prospects who known as to complain that they can’t come up with me. One caller requested for the product however once I provided it, stated they had been joking and hung up,” Kim stated.

“I can’t inform the distinction between real enterprise name and prank calls.”

The present tells the story of a recreation wherein contestants who’re deeply in debt play youngsters’s video games as a way to win an enormous money prize. The draw back is that losers will probably be killed.

Regardless of arriving on the streaming service with nearly no fanfare, “Squid Recreation” has turn out to be what Netflix is billing as presumably its “greatest present ever.”

Kim stated that one nameless caller requested her if her quantity was the one to play the “Squid Recreation.” She stories additionally receiving many texts with curse phrases, together with one message calling her a “b*tch.”

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One particular person known as and requested her to make him one of many jumpsuit-clad brokers within the present, whereas others have requested to take part within the recreation, she stated.

Kim stated she spoke to a consultant of the present, who stated the scenario was unexpected and provided her a million South Korean gained ($840) in compensation to pay for a brand new telephone.

Nonetheless, Kim stated the provide wasn’t enough contemplating that the telephone quantity was used for enterprise and he or she had already paid for adverts that includes the digits.

“They stated they’re sorry however actually, I am unsure if they’re genuinely sorry. I’m wondering if they might have reacted the identical if I weren’t a person however a serious firm,” stated Kim.

“In my opinion the present is primary on the planet and made some huge cash. However they advised me that they’re in a troublesome place too.”

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