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A violent street fight erupted in Paris on Sunday as fans of gruesome Netflix horror series Squid Game queued for hours to get into a pop-up store dedicated to the show.

In shocking scenes, fans started to brawl in the street after a 700ft queue formed to get into the Squid Game store, triggering a fight.

Footage shared online shows several Parisians locked in a heated fist fight near the pop-up store located on Rue d’Alexandrie, in the 2nd arrondissement, on October 3. 

Footage shows several Squid Game fans locked in a street brawl in Paris on Sunday

Footage shows several Squid Game fans locked in a street brawl in Paris on Sunday

A fight broke out after people queued for hours to get inside a pop-up store for the popular Netflix horror series

A fight broke out after people queued for hours to get inside a pop-up store for the popular Netflix horror series

A violent street fight erupted in Paris on Sunday as fans of a gruesome Netflix horror series, Squid Game, queued for hours to get into a pop-up store dedicated to the show

Terrified onlookers ran away before police eventually arrived at the scene to enforce security and break up the fight. 

It is unknown what sparked the scuffle, but fans said they had been waiting in line for several hours which may have caused tensions to rise. 

Korean-made Squid Game, which is currently the most streamed show in the US and in the UK, is about a fictional deadly game show in which poverty-stricken characters compete in a series of children’s games to win a £27million cash prize.

The series was released on September 17 and received an overwhelming response worldwide but it has come under fire from viewers over its ‘unnecessary gore and violence’.

In shocking scenes, fans started to brawl in the street after a 700ft queue formed to get into the Squid Game store on Rue d’Alexandrie, triggering a fight

In shocking scenes, fans started to brawl in the street after a 700ft queue formed to get into the Squid Game store on Rue d’Alexandrie, triggering a fight

In shocking scenes, fans started to brawl in the street after a 700ft queue formed to get into the Squid Game store on Rue d’Alexandrie, triggering a fight

Videos shared online shows several Parisians locked in a heated fist fight

Videos shared online shows several Parisians locked in a heated fist fight

Terrified onlookers ran away before police arrived at the scene to break up the fight

Terrified onlookers ran away before police arrived at the scene to break up the fight

Videos shared online shows several Parisians locked in a heated fist fight as terrified onlookers ran away before police arrived at the scene to break up the fight

It is unknown what sparked the scuffle, but fans said they had been waiting in line for several hours to get into the pop-up Squid Game store which may have caused tensions to rise

It is unknown what sparked the scuffle, but fans said they had been waiting in line for several hours to get into the pop-up Squid Game store which may have caused tensions to rise

It is unknown what sparked the scuffle, but fans said they had been waiting in line for several hours to get into the pop-up Squid Game store which may have caused tensions to rise

It features grisly scenes of characters being shot in the head and organ harvesting, in the latest example of shock-tactic programming from the streaming giant.  

The pop-up Squid Game store was only open in Paris for two days on October 2 and 3, giving fans an interactive experience at playing the games featured in the show – without the risk of death. 

Videos of fans inside the store have since gone viral on TikTok, with users sharing what games they were invited to play as part of the experience.

The pop-up Squid Game store was only open in Paris for two days on October 2 and 3, giving fans an interactive experience at playing the games featured in the show - without the risk of death

The pop-up Squid Game store was only open in Paris for two days on October 2 and 3, giving fans an interactive experience at playing the games featured in the show - without the risk of death

The pop-up Squid Game store was only open in Paris for two days on October 2 and 3, giving fans an interactive experience at playing the games featured in the show – without the risk of death

Videos of fans inside the store have since gone viral on TikTok, with users sharing what games they were invited to play as part of the experience

Videos of fans inside the store have since gone viral on TikTok, with users sharing what games they were invited to play as part of the experience

Videos of fans inside the store have since gone viral on TikTok, with users sharing what games they were invited to play as part of the experience

In one video with 11.3 million views, TikTok user @alexgoyaa shows fans playing a traditional South Korean game of Ddakji with red and blue tiles.

They were then led downstairs by person in a red jumpsuit and full face mask where they attempt to complete the honeycomb challenge by carving shapes into a piece of honeycomb, without letting break. 

In the show, the shapes can come in a circle, triangle, star or umbrella – which is the most difficult.

Another TikTok user @clemxhlgn revealed they queued for seven hours to get inside the pop-up store.

In one video with 11.3 million views, TikTok user @alexgoyaa shows fans playing a traditional South Korean game of Ddakji with red and blue tiles (pictured)

In one video with 11.3 million views, TikTok user @alexgoyaa shows fans playing a traditional South Korean game of Ddakji with red and blue tiles (pictured)

In one video with 11.3 million views, TikTok user @alexgoyaa shows fans playing a traditional South Korean game of Ddakji with red and blue tiles (pictured)

They were then led downstairs by person in a red jumpsuit and full face mask where they attempt to complete the honeycomb challenge (pictured) by carving shapes into a piece of honeycomb, without letting break

They were then led downstairs by person in a red jumpsuit and full face mask where they attempt to complete the honeycomb challenge (pictured) by carving shapes into a piece of honeycomb, without letting break

They were then led downstairs by person in a red jumpsuit and full face mask where they attempt to complete the honeycomb challenge (pictured) by carving shapes into a piece of honeycomb, without letting break

It has become a cult hit with fans of the slasher horror genre who have dubbed the nine-part series ‘Saw meets the Hunger Games’ and revelled in scenes of torture and mass murder.

But some TV fans have been left repulsed by the excessive violence, with several saying they could not even make it through the first episode – and others recommending it be banned for viewers under 20 because it is ‘too gory’.

In each episode of Squid Game, characters take part in bloody versions of traditional children’s games, like Grandmother’s Footsteps, or British Bulldogs, with the winners progressing to the next ’round’ of the game show. 

The losers are executed by a masked death squad standing by with machine guns.

Korean-made Squid Game, which is the most streamed show in the US and in the UK, features grisly scenes of characters being shot in the head and organ harvesting. Pictured, A contestant is covered in blood after another player's head is blown off in a hellish version of a Grandma's Footsteps

Korean-made Squid Game, which is the most streamed show in the US and in the UK, features grisly scenes of characters being shot in the head and organ harvesting. Pictured, A contestant is covered in blood after another player's head is blown off in a hellish version of a Grandma's Footsteps

Korean-made Squid Game, which is the most streamed show in the US and in the UK, features grisly scenes of characters being shot in the head and organ harvesting. Pictured, A contestant is covered in blood after another player’s head is blown off in a hellish version of a Grandma’s Footsteps

The unlikely heroes are Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a failed father and gambling addict (pictured). At the start of the first episode, he gambles his mother's money away and ends up in an arcade desperately trying to get his daughter a birthday present. By the end of the series, he must kill his best friend in order to live himself

The unlikely heroes are Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a failed father and gambling addict (pictured). At the start of the first episode, he gambles his mother's money away and ends up in an arcade desperately trying to get his daughter a birthday present. By the end of the series, he must kill his best friend in order to live himself

The unlikely heroes are Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a failed father and gambling addict (pictured). At the start of the first episode, he gambles his mother’s money away and ends up in an arcade desperately trying to get his daughter a birthday present. By the end of the series, he must kill his best friend in order to live himself

The story centres around gambling addict Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), a disgraced banker wanted by the police.

In the final episode of Squid Game – and ’round’ of the fictional game show within the series – the main characters are pitted against each other, with Gi-hun eventually tasked with killing his closest friend in order to win the game and take home the 45.6 billion won (around £28m) cash prize.   

‘There are literally hundreds of such deaths in the show’s nine episodes, with a bonus dissection scene, if what you really crave is to see some intestines,’ a critic writing for Slate Magazine explained  

‘And almost everybody on the show is afraid, all the time—the actors are constantly trembling, crying, and shaking, under the most extreme forms of duress. If you can stand all that, you should watch this show.’ 

The show has been likened to the Hunger Games and Takeshi's Castle because it puts participants through several tasks to be completed, with death a constant threat

The show has been likened to the Hunger Games and Takeshi's Castle because it puts participants through several tasks to be completed, with death a constant threat

The show has been likened to the Hunger Games and Takeshi’s Castle because it puts participants through several tasks to be completed, with death a constant threat 

Sae-byeok is played by top fashion model HoYeon Jung, 27, (pictured) in her first-ever screen role. In the first episode, she also takes part in the gory game

Sae-byeok is played by top fashion model HoYeon Jung, 27, (pictured) in her first-ever screen role. In the first episode, she also takes part in the gory game

Sae-byeok is played by top fashion model HoYeon Jung, 27, (pictured) in her first-ever screen role. In the first episode, she also takes part in the gory game

However, it seems that the show could be even more shocking, depending on what language you’re watching in. 

New York-based comedian and Korean speaker Youngmi Mayer has taken to Twitter to reveal how some of the the subtitles in English are ‘so bad’ that the original meaning is often lost completely, while some sweary characters are ‘sanitised’. 

‘Not to sound snobby but I’m fluent in Korean and I watched squid game with English subtitles and if you don’t understand Korean you didn’t really watch the same show,’ Youngmi said in a viral Twitter post.

‘Translation was so bad. The dialogue was written so well and zero of it was preserved.’ 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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