An Aussie mum has sparked a social media debate after sharing a photo of her young daughter’s Squid Game-themed school lunch.
Posting on a popular Facebook group, the mother revealed how she’d made snacks featuring symbols seen prominently in the controversial Netflix series.
A photo of the packed lunch shared by the mum shows black balls with Squid Game inspired triangles, circles and squares on top, alongside fruit, frankfurts, sweets and crisps.
The mother went on to say that she’d made the lunch for her daughter, who is in kindergarten at school.
The mum’s post appeared to divide Facebook users, with some voicing their concerns over having Squid Game themed lunches at school.
The series age rating on Netflix is TV-MA, which means that the series is intended for mature audiences only.
With that in mind, some mothers thought it was inappropriate to serve the Squid Game-inspired snacks.
“My Miss Four-Year-Old has seen other people’s versions of Squid Game on YouTube. I have since banned her from watching YouTube as I can remove YouTube from my phone. Squid Game is not suitable for young kids in my opinion,” said one.
‘It’s not right’
Added another: “I agree that it’s not right ha ha. My daughter isn’t scared of anything and I still would never let her watch Squid Game.
“She goes to a junior primary and keeps complaining because ‘all the other kids have seen it’. And the school doesn’t have any kids above Year Two.”
But many others said that people needed to “lighten up” and it was difficult to completely shield kids from the show given its enormous popularity.
“I watched it and it is definitely not for children. Not even for teens!” said one.
“But I spend a lot of time at primary school and games Like Fortnite and Roblox are all they talk about. But at the end of the day these are just shapes and if a kid hasn’t seen the show, I don’t know why people are up in arms.”
‘Lighten up people’
Wrote another: “I doubt this mother has actually let the child watch the show, it’s just some shapes on some food – geez, lighten up people.”
Said a third: “I just showed my preppie and he immediately said, ‘I want that. I want you to put those weird squid games things in my lunch box.’”
Wrote one more: “Shapes have been around long before squid game lol But also Squid Game is on Roblox, Fortnite and a number of other kids online games.”