The controversy surrounding the casting of former BIGBANG member and actor Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P) in the second season of Netflix‘s original series “Squid Game” has been addressed.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk has decided not to provide any explanation for his decision to cast him.
When questioned by OSEN on the 5th about Choi Seung Hyun‘s possible departure from the show, a representative from ‘Squid Game 2‘ stated that they had not heard anything about it.
The representative clarified that filming for “Squid Game Season 2” has not yet begun.
The representative further explained that director Hwang Dong Hyuk will not make any statements regarding T.O.P‘s involvement and will refrain from revealing the reasons behind his casting decision. The representative added that filming is expected to commence soon.
The news of the upcoming season and the anticipation of viewers worldwide, including in Korea, has sparked discussions among netizens, who have shared their thoughts on the matter:
“Why did they choose him?”
“So he wanted to target a global audience but disregarded the opinions of Koreans? I don’t understand why he was cast.”
“Ah, I won’t be watching then.ㅠㅠ”
“Are they similar in some way? Why would he choose someone like him? Aside from his scandals, his acting is subpar and unpleasant.”
“If you’re not happy, just don’t watch it.”
“I didn’t watch the first season, and I’ll be even less interested in the second one. Birds of a feather.”
“Out of all the actors available, why him? Just why?”
“I don’t like Lee Jungjae either, so I didn’t watch the first season. I won’t be tuning in for the second one either.ㅋ”
“What a failure.”
“No shame… absolutely shameless.”
What are your thoughts?