Hwang Dong-hyuk, director of the blockbusting Korean series ‘Squid Game’ has compared one of the series’ sadist characters to former American president Donald Trump.
Speaking to Indie Wire on the series massive global success, the director went on to shed light on some of the global events that inspired his making the movie project.
“Over the past 10 years, there were a lot of issues. There was the cryptocurrency boom, where people around the world, especially young people in Korea, would go all-in and invest all their money into cryptocurrencies.
“And there was the rise of IT giants like Facebook, Google, and in Korea, there’s Naver, and they are just restructuring our lives. It’s innovative but these IT giants also got very rich.
“And then Donald Trump became the president of the United States and I think he kind of resembles one of the VIPs in the Squid Game,” he said.
He further proceeded to compare Donald Trump’s reign to the tedious horror game saying, “It’s almost like he’s running a game show, not a country, like giving people horror.
“After all these issues happened, I thought it was about time that this show goes out into the world,” he added.
Squid Game premiered on movie streaming platform Netflix on September 17, 2021, with the 9 episode series becoming a massive hit since it’s release.