SNL America crafted "Squid Game" parody received backlash from Koreans who found it racist and discriminatory.
Netflix series Squid Game has received global popularity and it has been trended worldwide. In the recent parody, SNL America received a huge backlash from many Koreans for its discriminatory reinterpretations.
In the parody, one of the contestants decides to look up the prize money for conversion. He looks up the sum of KRW 4.00 billion (about USD 3.38 million). In the original drama, the sum was KRW 45.6 billion (about USD 38.6 million). However, not only did they choose a lesser sum of money for the parody, they also provided an inaccurate conversion. According to the parody, 4 billion KRW was converted to a mere $47.89 USD, far off from the correct $3.38 million USD.
Many Koreans found it offensive as it would give off a bad image of Korean currency while enforcing American superiority. Here are some of their comments below!!
- “Fuck that’s just long-standing discrimination by treating us like a lesser country.”
- “22 I thought this was discrimination too…”
- “222 I don’t know why they included that.. it’s not even real conversion rates.”
- “33 What the fuck is this?”
- “4444 Are they crazy? Our currency and USD doesn’t have much difference anyway.”
- “444 No fuck what is this.”
- “Are they joking.”
- “Did our country suddenly have some large inflation I didn’t know about? They don’t want to get rid of their discrimination but they want to ride on our popularity, it’s so obvious. I’ll give you $48 so give me that money.”
I acknowledge this is slander. Fans overseas were also upset.”
- “They’re so dumb so…”
- “Are they kidding?? I’m so upset. Such ignorant people.”
- “This got blown up cuz people overseas that watched this were saying it’s a pity and all that. That speaks for itself already.”
Over receiving the backlash, Americans defended it as part of a comedy that simply showed the contestants were not aware of the little prize money due to conversion rates.
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