“Squid Game” is Taking Over TikTok

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Netflix’s dystopian Korean show has been extremely popular since it premiered a few weeks ago and it holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Squid Game centers around a group of people who face an economic disaster, joining a game series to try to win money, but they learn that innocent games are deadly, been a huge hit on the streaming service—and it’s taking over TikTok. Hashtag #squidgame has over 19.2 billion views and here are the Squid Game-inspired videos people are recreating on TikTok.

Red Light, Green Light Game

The most popular video centers around the red light, green light game where everyone runs towards someone who yells “green light”, but when they turn around and say “red light”, everyone freezes or they’re eliminated. The videos use a sound clip of the doll singing in a high-pitched, creepy lullaby voice. Many of the videos even have users visiting a mall in the Philippines that has a 10-foot replica of the doll.


RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT! ‼️‼️‼️ ##squidgame ##fyp ##foryou

♬ Squid Game – Green Light Red Light – Yovinca Prafika

Dalgona Candy Game

Other videos involve attempting to cut a shape out of dalgona candy, a toffee-like snack that’s popular in Korea. In the show, players have to carve it into an umbrella, star, or circle with a sewing needle.


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♬ Squid Game – Green Light Red Light – Yovinca Prafika

Theories and Memes

Like any show, there are tons of theories and memes, but the best ones are people who dress up as the creepy doll. It’s great inspiration for Halloween!


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♬ Squid Game – Green Light Red Light – Yovinca Prafika