Squid Game Director Says Donald Trump 'Kind Of' Resembles One Of The VIPs
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The director of Squid Game has suggested there is a likeness between the evil VIPs in the viral TV show and Donald Trump.
While there are many elements in the Korean Netflix series that has shocked people, the characters who make up the VIPs are particularly creepy.
They stand for society's uber elite; the untouchables; the 'everything has a price and I can pay it' type of people.
The VIPs watch the horrifying deadly childhood games from afar while they drink, laugh and make bets on who will live and who will die.
They also wear ornate golden face masks to hide their identities.
Viewers don't know too much about them, except for the fact that they're very wealthy and it appears they come from all corners of the globe based off their accents.
Interestingly, Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk said Donald Trump was used as a reference when he was coming up with the characters for the series.
Speaking to IndieWire via a translator, he explained: "I conceived of the theories for the show in 2008. At the time, there was the Lehman Brothers crisis; the Korean economy was badly affected and I was also economically struggling.
"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.
"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 says the whole show is meant to serve as a social commentary on our world today.
It recognises the massive wealth gap in parts of the world, as well as the lengths people will go in order to get out of poverty.
But the VIPs and the leader all represent that 1 per cent of our society who are allowed to watch our peril with a smile.