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.”