netflix hit showsNot a children’s show, even though its plot involves a deadly tournament of children’s games. Now a Belgian school is reporting that children are imitating the show on the playground, and beating up game losers.
The students of the Municipal School of Erquelinnes Beguinage Hainaut have been inspired by the show, Brussels Times report. They are playing a stop-start game known as Red Light, Green Light in the US, and apparently 1, 2, 3 Piano in Belgium.
“we [must remain] Be alert so that this unhealthy and dangerous sport stops,” a representative of the school Posted on your Facebook page This week. The post said that children can still play the game, but cannot physically harm the losers.
In the show, Red Light, Green Light is the first game that cash-strapped contestants play in tournaments. They’re hoping to win big money, but soon find out if they move on after a giant robot doll calls out, “Red Light!” They are shot. Those who successfully cross the finish line are allowed to advance to the tournament.
While the show is not for kids, and has many bloody deaths, it has certainly captured the imagination of many. There, And Depictions of green-clad contestants, red-suited guards and other characters are sold out.