When it comes to the worldwide success of the Netflix series Squid Game, there are so many things to love from the nostalgic essence, profound messages, and relatable characters. In particular, the over-the-top concepts for the characters and games have become a source of inspiration for people, especially during Halloween.
Although they remain faceless and nameless for most of the series, one set of characters that were highly copied during Halloween was the masked men. With their simple aesthetics and deadly abilities, they were some of the main forces in the show carrying out the demands of the Front Man.
However, it seems like a mall in the Philippines has used the show’s popularity to share a positive and informative message amongst the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In a shopping mall in Calamba, shoppers were surprised to suddenly hear the shopping center filled with the sound of the iconic Squid Game music. Although some went about their shopping, as usual, many couldn’t help but notice the ominous music playing.
Yet, out of nowhere, a group of the masked men made their way down the shopping center’s escalator spreading themselves across the floors in a uniform but daunting manner.
However, if shoppers thought they should be worried about the sudden appearance of the masked men, then they shouldn’t have been. With a sudden change in music, the group of masked men suddenly turned into a joyful flash mob dancing in sync with each other for passersby to enjoy.
Although it all seemed like a lot of fun, in actual fact, the masked men were not there just to celebrate the show’s success and Halloween. The flash mob aimed to share a proper message of safety during the pandemic. With signs encouraging shoppers to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing, it was definitely a unique way of sharing a message.
Amongst some concerns that the initial message of the show that focused on the issues of capitalism were being missed, this is one way to use the show’s success for a positive reason.
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