Way to miss the whole point of the show.
Guess? It’s a new day and the internet isn’t happy with Chrissy Teigen.
Why? Well Chrissy recently hosted a huge Squid Game party at her house. That would be fine (lots of people dressed as Squid Game characters for Halloween, etc.), except it’s the WAY she did it that made people mad.
First up, Chrissy and husband John Legend went ALL OUT and hired expensive party planners to remodel their decadent mansion — not to be confused with their latest, which was just sold for nearly $17 million – on the set of the show. There was a maze staircase, bunk beds and large piggy banks filled with cash.
Squid Game “guards” used as… waiters.
There were many celebrities, such as Shay Mitchell, who posed on the bunks, as well as Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
The party also included childish games such as dunk tank, musical chairs, playing hide and seek and pinning the tail on the donkey. And the winner of the “games” got Prices. Like a flight to Napa Valley and dinner for two at French Laundry.
However, many social media users were quick to point out that simply by throwing such a lavish party, Chrissy had missed the whole point of the show.
And there’s a lot more where that comes from.
Yeah, so if you don’t understand why this was a bad look, let’s talk about the premise of: Squid Game. The show is about people in debt who agree to play a deadly series of “games”. The winner (who, by the way, has a VERY slim chance of winning) will receive the equivalent of approximately $40 million. And it’s all for the pleasure of ultra-wealthy ‘VIPs’. It is actually a portrait of wealth inequality, a major global problem.
So you can probably see why people think a super-rich celeb is an ultra-lavish host Squid Game party looks hella insensitive.
Chrissy also limited comments on her Insta post.
And look, I get it. Squid Game was/is a worldwide sensation. Many people dressed in tracksuits for Halloween. But CHRISSY, you’re essentially one of the ultra-rich people on the show. Maybe don’t spend $$$$ to cosplay a situation where lower middle class people are forced to become the worst version of themselves and/or are brutally murdered for a slim chance of winning a cash prize. OKAY?