Certain scenes from the hit series Squid Game have been removed by Netflix after leading to harassment in the real world.
The streaming giant had to delete several scenes from the South Korean series after the fictional show included real telephone numbers on screen. This led to viewers of the show calling the numbers from the scenes, one which belonged to a Korean man who received a flurry of calls.
Speaking to Money Today, the man said: “It has come to the point where people are reaching out day and night due to their curiosity.
“It drains my phone’s battery and it turns off.”
A spokesperson for Netflix told the independent they are attempting to put an end to the harassment and protect the man’s privacy.
“Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary,” the spokesperson said.
Squid Game is a drama is set in an alternative world where people in debt compete in deadly games. If they lose, they die.
Since being released in September, the series has proved popular with fans and is currently on track to become one of the most popular Netflix shows ever.