Three elementary schools in New York state have banned Halloween costumes from Netflix’s hit Squid Game series for fear they glorify violence. The South Korean Thriller Series tells the story of debt-ridden people who compete for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children’s games. Its gory content has prompted schools to email parents about the show’s “violent messages”.
They said squid playing outfits at school events would be “inappropriate”.
Schools in New York’s Fayetteville Manlius School District have guidelines banning Halloween outfits with items “that may be construed as weapons” and those that are “too bloody or scary,” its superintendent Dr . Craig Tice. He said students re-enact scenes from the show during breaks and school principals warned parents that “games associated with violent behavior are not appropriate”.
Source BBC News