Chrissy Teigen was accused of being “deaf” after hosting one Squid game-themed party during which famous guests participated in challenges such as those featured on the show.
Teigen celebrated the party based on the popular Netflix show, which sees people fighting debt participate in deadly children’s games over the weekend, with Appetites the author later shared photos of the event.
In the images posted on Instagram, Teigen and his guests, which included celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, disguised themselves as characters from the show.
The party also saw the home of Teigen and her husband John Legend transformed into the show’s set, while the servers dressed as Squid games guards handed out soft drinks, according to People.
“Where do I start !! What an absolutely epic night,” Teigen captioned on the Instagram photo album. “My dream has come true to see my friends fight to the death! Dunk tank, music chairs, hiding place followed by a very fascinating final game of pinching the donkey’s tail.”
On Twitter, however, many people found problems with Teigen’s decision to host a party based on the South Korean program, and some accused the author of the cookbook of being “deaf” and “losing the point.”
“I regret that the rich are literally so deaf. Squid game “It was literally about people whose lives were so horrible for being poor that they would rather play a literal life or death game to escape returning to poverty and Chrissy Teigen is really recreating it in her mansion,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “I’m usually a fan of Chrissy Teigen, but there’s something super fucked up and weird about spending the weekend doing cosplays. Squid game with your incredibly rich friends “.
“The simply unmatched irony of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen as accommodation Squid game party for all your rich famous friends, ”wrote another person.
Although comments under Teigen’s post on Instagram have been limited since then, many of his followers have also flocked to the platform to share his criticisms.
“This is as deaf as a millionaire to invite your rich friends and recreate Squid game, which is rooted in the violence of capitalism, “wrote one critic, while another claimed that the first model showed a” total lack of self-awareness. “
So far, neither Teigen nor Legend have addressed the backlash against the party.
The Independent contacted a Teigen representative for comment.