The director of Squid Game has revealed why one of the main characters dyed their hair red, after much speculation online about the decision.
Obviously, there might be a few SPOILERS from here on out, so if you’ve not seen it yet, maybe you’ll want to get through it before reading this.
Of course, if you haven’t heard about Squid Game yet, you must have been living under a rock, given that it’s well set to become the biggest show ever on Netflix, and has been receiving rave reviews pretty much across the board.
Anyway, the premise of the show is that a load of cash-strapped folks take on a whole host of children’s games in order to win a big cash prize.
The twist is that the games are deadly, and scores of people end up getting killed in gory and violent fashion.
There’s always a catch, isn’t there?
At the very end of the show, Seong Gi-Hun, the main character, heads on into a hairdressers where he decides to have his entire head of hair dyed red.
This created a fair amount of confusion amongst those who’ve watched the show.
One tweeted: “Finished Squid Game.
“Not sure how I feel about the ending. Also super confused why the main character decided to dye his hair red at the end.”
Another said: “Okay I finished Squid Game so I’m asking what we all need to know: Why. Did. He. Dye. His. Hair. That was an even bigger crime than…[no spoilers]”
A third wrote: “Anyways, why did the man in Squid Game have to dye his hair red in the end????? That was confusing and a very odd decision.”
Fear not, because the answer is out there for us.
Speaking to Zapzee, the show’s director Hwang Dong-hyuk explained: “I thought about this intuitively.”
“Thinking about how Gi Hun should change his hair in a hair salon. I imagined being him and thought to myself, ‘what is the colour that you would never choose to dye your hair?’
“Then I came to the conclusion that Gi Hun would never dye his hair red. It would be the craziest thing for him to do. So I chose the colour and I thought it really showed his inner anger.”
There you have it, folks. It’s as simple as a reflection of inner rage and anger.
We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Perhaps we should all dye our hair red.