KFCB Cautions Kenyans Against Squid Game, Its suicidal

KFCB Cautions Kenyans Against Squid Game, Its suicidal

The Squid cryptocurrency launched on Tuesday, October 26, and it merited a modest 1 cent($0.01). By Friday it had exploded in value, reaching at $4.39(Ksh488).

Closer home, Squid Game propelled a dowry service, customarily known as Ruracio, in Mitero, Gatundu North Constituency on Sunday. The function requires the man of the hour to distinguish his lady from a group of ladies whose faces are hidden with shukas.

On this event, the lady to-be and the rest of the ladies wore Squid Game masks.

As Squid Game continues taking control over the world, the movies board in Kenya has cautioned Kenyans against the show’s graphic and brutal content.

Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) said Squid Game is stringently for grown-ups more 18.

KFCB acting Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Christopher Wambua noted that a portion of the shocking and rough scenes in Squid Game have been copied and pasted onto other online platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.

Tending to a question and answer session, Wambua said this has therefore allowed children to get to and replicate the show’s savage games justifying a warranting by the board.

‘This is regrettable as it is also a contravention of the intellectual rights of the owners of the content. As a result, the risk of children now imitating or re-enacting scenes in the game from the series has become real,” Wambua said.

As indicated by the KFCB acting CEO, youngsters may be influenced to copy and apply the tactics from Squid Game leading to massive harm.

“It will be recalled that in 2021, a Kenyan youth is reported to have confessed as having murdered his parents and siblings on account of the influence of a film titled ‘Killing Eve’. Further, in 2017, another popular challenge game dubbed ‘Blue Whale’, allegedly led to suicide among teenagers in various parts of the world including Kenya,” he noted.

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KFCB is prompting guardians and parents against allowing kids to watch the show and have requested that they ensure they intently monitor the web-based substance devoured by their children.

‘The board takes this opportunity to advise parents, caregivers, and guardians to be more vigilant and monitor the content their children are consuming on media platforms and guide them appropriately. This is particularly important, as we approach the December holidays when children are likely to have unlimited access to media channels,” said Wambua.

The KFCB acting CEO said the board has drawn in Netflix and concurred in addition to other things to guarantee that Squid Game is properly rated as grown-up content and that the substance accessible in Kenya will confirm with the board’s order for age suitability.

“The board and Netflix will constitute a joint team to deliberate on the mechanisms of fast-tracking the platform’s application of the local classification system on Netflix’s programming that is accessible within Kenya,” Wambua said.