Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who made Netflix's original Korean drama 'Squid Game', portrayed former US President Trump as one of the powerful and rich people who appear as villains in the drama.
Director Hwang said in an interview with Indie Wire, an American film media, on the 10th (local time), "I think former President Trump resembles one of the VIPs of 'Squid Game' to some extent. It's like running a game show and giving people fear."
'Squid Game' is a work depicting a survival game played by participants to win a prize of 45.6 billion won. .
Director Hwang introduced that the election of Trump in 2016, the Lehman Brothers crisis in 2008, the cryptocurrency craze, and the emergence of big tech companies influenced the idea of the work.
He said, "The Korean economy was hit by the Lehman Brothers crisis, and I also suffered economic hardship. There have been many problems over the past 10 years. There was a boom in people around the world, especially young people in Korea, where all their money went all-in to cryptocurrency." said.
Then he said, "IT giants like Facebook, Google, and South Korea's Naver have emerged, and these companies are innovative but also rich. Then Trump became President of the United States."I thought it was time for the 'Squid Game' to go out into the world."
When the interview with Director Hwang, which mentioned former President Trump, was released, the American media covered it with interest again.
Fox News reported on the 12th that Trump's election influenced the idea of the 'squid game', and the economic media Insider reported that director Hwang explained the process of envisioning the 'squid game' by comparing former president Trump with the villain in the drama.
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