Participants who competed in the reality show of the squid game, they claim that the program is inhumane and it is fixed. Shortly after the huge success that the series had on Netflix, the creation of a game show inspired by the Show original. Of course, no one expected that in the aforementioned production people would die like their fictional counterpart. However, some contestants claim that the conditions they were subjected to were brutal and unethical.
rolling stones spoke with four people who were present at the filming that began this week. All of them decided to keep their names, but they talked to the magazine in the midst of cold coughs and pictures diagnosed with pneumonia. And it is that he reality show of the squid game recreated the “red light, green light” dynamic, in a set where the setting was 10 degrees below zero on the Celsius scale.
The game, which was part of a first stage, was scheduled to last 2 hours. However, witnesses claim that it actually lasted 9 hours. The participants had to remain completely still for almost 30 minutes and in an environment of hostile coldness that caused several of them to collapse.
“It was the cruelest, meanest thing I’ve ever been through,” said one of the former contestants. . “We were a human horse race, and we were treated like horses in cold races. Y [la carrera] It was fixed.”
The testimonies affirm that everything related was not part of what was promised to them at the beginning. When some people fell to the ground from the cold and convulsed, the producers did not want to introduce doctors into the arena. The above for fear of ruining the camera shots. Many of them mounted on drones that observed in detail any movement of the participants and then eliminated them.
The participants were provided with thermal clothing, in addition to the traditional color overalls similar to those of the series. Said clothing was not enough to face the weather conditions. The production was not prepared enough.
“All the torment and trauma we experienced was not due to the game or the rigors of the game,” another former player commented. «It was the incompetences of the scale [del programa]: they bit off more than they could chew.
As if that were not enough, said group of former contestants stated that the reality show it was “rigged”. The grand prize is $4.56 million, so many of the participants see in the game an opportunity to change their lives. However, witnesses claim that many of his companions are known influencers from TikTok and Instagram who were given special treatment.
They said that the cameras focused their attention only on said participants. One of them was eliminated in the middle of the game. But either way he went to the next stage. All contestants were issued microphones so the production could record everything said. But the surprise was that many of these devices were fake and only the people the production was interested in had real microphones.
“It really wasn’t a game show. It was a TV show, and we were basically extras on a TV show,” stressed one of the former contestants.
Another of the participants affirms that when he reached the finish line, he was unexpectedly told that he had not passed to the next stage. Many of his companions ended the nine hours with body ailments. Some could not feel their legs or toes.
Filming took place in a former Royal Air Force hangar nearly two hours from London City. The production, in charge of the transfers of the participants, had scheduled the flights of many of the contestants who were eliminated. This even before knowing that they would not go to the next stage. For this reason, the group of witnesses calls the program “The manipulated game”, instead of The Squid Game.
Two of the former participants say they are already seeking legal advice. They seek to sue the production for workplace safety violations, negligence, and false pretenses. Studio Lambert, who is behind the show, has already received complaints and lawsuits from contestants and employees who claim to work under “inhumane” conditions.
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