Oct 28, 2021

No Squid Game Halloween costumes, New York schools say

Three primary schools in New York state have banned Halloween costumes from the hit Netflix series Squid Game, over fears they could glorify violence. The South Korean thriller series tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children's games. Schools in New York's Fayetteville-Manlius School District have guidelines banning Halloween outfits with items "That can be interpreted as weapons", and those that are "Too gory or scary", its Superintendent Dr Craig Tice told CBS News.He said pupils had been re-enacting scenes from the series at break times, and principals had warned parents that "Games associated with violent behaviour are not appropriate". Some parents are reportedly unhappy with the schools' costume ban. In England, teachers have warned about children as young as six acting out games from the series.

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