Participants in real-life squid game say they were “treated like animals” and are threatening legal action against Netflix

NETFLIX could face a class action lawsuit as dozens of contestants on a real Squid Game Show claim they were “treated like animals.”.

A large number of players told The Sun that they are considering suing the company.

Netflix could face legal action as contestants on their Squid Game Show claim they were

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Netflix could face legal action as contestants on their Squid Game Show claim they were “treated like animals”.Photo credit: Netflix
The participants allegedly had to stand for hours in temperatures of -3C.

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The participants allegedly had to stand for hours in temperatures of -3C.
The game show is filmed at Cardington Studios - a former RAF base - near Bedford

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The game show is filmed at Cardington Studios – a former RAF base – near BedfordCredit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun

Contestants said the game show – based on the gruesome TV Squid Game hit about a deadly competition – quickly turned into a nightmare on Monday as they had to stand for hours in temperatures of -3C.

One player said, “We were tortured for eight hours. We were just fodder. They wouldn’t treat animals like that.

“I know the show was supposed to be tough, but it felt inhuman.

“At one point I could see that they were bringing up a black coffin with a pink bow, just like the original show.

“I feel like they prioritized getting a good shot over helping us.”

Another contestant said he saw a woman collapse in front of her during one of the breaks in the game.

They said: “Her head hitting the floor reverberated around the studio before she started having what appeared to me like a seizure.

“Then another lady collapsed. They fell like flies.

The Sun told yesterday how many players left the UK set in tears after filming for the first game – Red Light, Green Light.

The producers had given the contestants heating pads but took them away before the cameras started rolling.

The streaming giant invited 456 hopefuls to compete for a £3.7million prize. The edited show is set to be released as a ten-part series.

In the fictional South Korean TV series 2021, players who lost the game were shot by machine guns.

Those in the reality show version were given packs of blood under their clothing that would trigger automatically if they moved during the intermission – to make it appear they had been shot.

Some of the players complained that the show was unfair and that they were wrongly eliminated.

In video from The Sun captured on Tuesday, 44 losers gathered to chant “We Haven’t Moved” while waiting for their flight home.

One contestant said, “My blood bag exploded even when I wasn’t moving, as did a lot of other people.”

Some players even came from USA, Dubai, New Zealand and Australia to participate.

The game show is filmed at Cardington Studios – a former RAF base – near Bedford.

Netflix has denied anyone was seriously injured during the game, saying three people required minor medical attention.

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The streaming giant said that along with Studio Lambert and The Garden — two production companies making the show with Netflix — it considers cast care a high priority and “regular bathroom breaks, water and food are categorically standard on the production.”

It added: “Every precaution has been taken to ensure the game was played safely.”

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DUSTIN JONES

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