Squid Game-Themed Civil Servant Test Attracts Online Criticism

Translator:

Editor:

Mahinda Arkyasa

  • Font:
  • Ukuran Font: - +
  • Staff members wearing 'Squid Game' costumes stand guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    Staff members wearing 'Squid Game' costumes stand guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Civil servant admission test (CPNS) participants at the Law and Human Rights Ministry (Kemenkumham) in East Java were welcomed by officials dressed as pink guards from the popular South Korean survival drama series Squid Game, armed with toy guns.

    Images of the out-of-the-ordinary officials spread across social media platforms with varying types of responses. On Twitter, users roasted the gimmick and criticized it for not portraying the actual role of the Law and Human Rights Ministry.

    As of Thursday, October 21, 2021, the image gained more than 1,800 likes and had been retweeted for more than 400 times by Twitter users. There was also criticism about the safe use of the toy guns, which some claim must have an orange tip at the end of the barrel. 

    Many voices of criticism also mentioned the wasteful use of taxpayer money being used to fund the Squid Game-themed government test. 

    FRISKI RIANA