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"Cancel culture strikes again": Netizens accuse Netflix of copying MrBeast

Netizens react to Netflix's revelation of their forthcoming reality show based on Squid Game (Image via @netflix/Twitter)
Netizens react to Netflix's revelation of their forthcoming reality show based on Squid Game (Image via @netflix/Twitter)
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Srishti Marwah

Netflix is all set to create a reality TV show based on the famous Korean show Squid Game. As netizens go gaga over the announcement, a few people have noticed an uncanny resemblance between this Netflix reality show and the one YouTuber MrBeast recreated last year.

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While the incredible success of the South Korean drama has given rise to plenty of parodies, MrBeast came up with his own adaptation of Squid Game, where 456 real-life contestants participated for a whopping $456,000. MrBeast had managed to create the same set from the show and mimic the exact same games, incorporating all the elements that made the games stand out. However, as should be obvious, the video didn't see anyone close their eyes permanently.

Netflix has now announced that they will be coming up with their own reality show based on the Squid Game concept. While this announcement has stirred excitement, some people are accusing Netflix of copying MrBeast.

Cancel culture strikes again! Twitter canceled Mr Beast over his squid game video and twitter does it again when they find out Netflix made squid game real
SQUID GAME CREATORS COPY @MrBeast 🤯 #Squid Games #SquidGame #mrbeast https://t.co/7t5PrNsioP
#Netflix saw how #MrBeast took over the entirety of youtube with his video of making a irl #SquidGame. And now they want a piece of that action. twitter.com/netflix/status…
The internet when Mr Beast recreates Squid Game in real life VS when Netflix does the same thing: https://t.co/en0tZfDEbY
I’m not surprised at all that Netflix is forgetting why the story of Squid Game was its main draw and why it was watched by millions PLUS MR BEAST DID THIS MONTHS AGO YALL ARE LATE twitter.com/nibellion/stat…
.@MrBeast recreated Netflix’s Squid Game so Netflix can recreate Mr Beasts recreation of Squid Game 🥴 twitter.com/netflix/status…
Umm excuse me? MrBeast invented squid game. Netflix needs to stop stealing twitter.com/Nibellion/stat…

Netflix reality show based on Squid Game - The biggest ever?

About two days back, Netflix shared a teaser post on its social media handles saying:

"On your marks. Get set. Greenlight. Squid Game continues."

Initially, fans guessed that season 2 of the popular show was all set to release! However, a new revelation was made today by Netflix where they claimed that the production company is coming up with their own adaptation of The Squid Game, which is going to involve 456 real-life players, fighting for $4.56 Million.

The post, which offered a teaser of the reality game show, had a sneaky comment by MrBeast, where he said:

"Let me be apart of one of the challenges please!"
MrBeast comments on Netflix's post (Image via Twitter)
MrBeast comments on Netflix's post (Image via Twitter)

Netflix’s massive production will not be the first real-life Squid Game recreation, as has been pointed out by many netizens.

His most viewed video of all time is his Squid Game recreation.Netflix revealed that 142M households viewed Squid Game in the first 28 days. Mr Beast’s Squid Game has 252M views.youtube.com/watch?v=0e3GPe…

One Twitter user said:

“Netflix has reportedly green-lit a real-life 'Squid Game' series. The series will include 456 players competing in a series of games for a $4.56 million cash prize. MrBeast, want to give them a few pointers?”
Netflix has reportedly green-lit a real-life "Squid Game" series. The series will include 456 players competing in a series of games for a $4.56 million cash prize.@MrBeast, want to give them a few pointers? https://t.co/3D41lfHomZ

As huge a success as the Korean series was, people also loved MrBeast’s video inspired by the same series as it was released when the show was at its peak in terms of popularity.

Moreover, people admired how MrBeast was able to create the exact same set and praised the production value and quality of the video.

As of now, the only difference between MrBeast's recreation and the upcoming Netflix's adaptation concerns the prize money. While MrBeast was giving away $456,000, Netflix has gone all out and raised the bar by setting the prize value as $4.56 Million.

Netflix 10x'ed Mr Beast's $456K winning prize for their reality spin-off.Context: Netflix recorded 1.65 billion viewing hours for Squid Game. Mr Beast beat them to a reality show and recorded over 6 billion viewing hours in 6 months, making about $1.25m twitter.com/nibellion/stat… https://t.co/43ZYumDJlK

All in all, it is a wait-and-watch situation, as Netflix is now competing with the production standards that MrBeast set.


Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh
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