NETFLIX’S ‘SQUID GAME’ IS COMPARED TO HOOD POVERTY BY MEEK MILL

12 Oct
NETFLIX’S ‘SQUID GAME’ IS COMPARED TO HOOD POVERTY BY MEEK MILL

Squid Game is on track to become the most popular Netflix series of all time, and Meek Mill appears to have just begun binge-watching the South Korean survival thriller.

On Monday (October 11), the Philadelphia rapper took to Twitter to offer his opinions on the blockbuster program, equating the participants’ fatal chase of the ₩45.6 billion prize money to hood poverty.

“Squid games’pay attention how fast people switch and kill eachother to survive,” Meek Mill wrote. “now think about the ‘hood’ poverty …it’s the exact same thing …if you just help them with work/money they won’t be that way ‘just a common sense message.’”

Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice president of content for Asia Pacific, recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the themes addressed in Squid Game and its massive global appeal.

“I think the essence of the show is its commentary on social injustice — class divisions and financial inequality, or even gender-related issues,” he said. “These social injustice issues aren’t only Korean — the whole world is struggling with them. These elements made the show resonate strongly outside of Korea as well.”

He added, “I would say the art — the set design, costumes and all of the colors that make it look like you’re in a fairyland playing a childhood game, except you’re playing for cash and fighting to the death — was another big piece in making the show successful. The contrast of life-threatening moments and fun music. These were all elements that helped non-Korean audiences enjoy the show too. The profound social message is just the foundation of the show.”

Meek Mill grew up in North Philadelphia, near the corner of 18th and Berks. In a December 2019 interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he highlighted the high murder rate in his previous area.

“Where I come from, our murder rate is 365 people a day,” he explained. “There’s 365 Black people getting murdered around here every day. If you’re a rapper, it brings attention to you. It brings more attention to you in those type of [situations]… especially being a famous figure and comin’ back down that low, where you have some people that are lowlives on a solo level—that, if you’re that high up, you can’t even come into contact with ’em, because you’re gonna have to kill ’em, or they’re gonna kill you, or you’re gonna end up goin’ to jail.”

 

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NETFLIX’S ‘SQUID GAME’ IS COMPARED TO HOOD POVERTY BY MEEK MILL

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