School issues PSA due to ‘Squid Game’ student reunion

The ever-popular “Squid Game” TV series is now playing in some playgrounds around the world.

A Belgian school has issued a warning after reports of students playing a dangerous punching game inspired by Netflix’s hyperviolent Korean series.

“we [must remain] Be alert so that this unhealthy and dangerous game stops!” Read the Facebook public service announcement, which was posted on Tuesday by the Municipal School of Erklinnes Beguínez Hainaut. They issued the statement after discovering that several children were recreating the “Red Light, Green Light” pastime featured on the “Squid Game,” in which cash-strapped players compete in a deadly playground for prizes. – Meeting the “Saw” horror film franchise, the equivalent of a Japanese game show.

The contest on the 17+-rated “Squid Game” series, coincidentally beloved by New Yorkers, sees participants walk toward a murderous puppet after saying “the green light.” When the doll shouts, “red light,” the contestant must freeze before the dummy can overturn or they will be shot.

In the Belgian kiddie schoolyard version, the loser is punched rather than hanged.

Still, the school is asking parents to make their children “aware of the consequences” of punitive search.

The 'Squid' game is on its way to become Netflix's most-watched series of all time.
‘Squid Game’ is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched series of all time.
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He also promised to punish any students participating in the “Jackass”-esque pastime – though he clarified that the G-rated version of “Red Light, Green Light” – which excludes striking classmates – Still fine to play.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that “Squid Game,” which is projected to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time, has had a negative impact on people in the real world. Last month, a South Korean man was intercepted by thousands of phone calls after his number appeared on the dystopian series.

Belgium's Municipal School of Erklinnes Beguinage Hainaut, where a dangerous imitation game took place.
Belgium’s Municipal School of Erklinnes Beguinage Hainaut, where a “red light, green light” playground game inspired by the dangerous version of the “squid game” took place.

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