Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Under Fire For Hosting “Squid Game” Themed Party

Fans say they “missed the point” of the K-Drama.

American model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend, are under fire for hosting a Squid Game-themed party for their rich and famous friends at their home this past weekend.

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The couple enlisted the help of the award-winning party planning company, Wife of the Party, to plan the event and to transform their home to look like the K-Drama’s set.

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The party decor included a maze staircase, bunk beds, and a large piggy bank that hung overhead filled with cash. There was also a set of tables arranged in a triangle that resembled the last meal between the final 3 contestants.

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The star-studded guest list included celebrities like Pretty Little LiarsShay Mitchell and Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Shay Mitchell at the Squid Game party | @shaymitchell/Instagram

Chrissy Teigen dressed as the doll that shot and killed players during the lethal “Red Light, Green Light” game, and John Legend dressed as one of the VIPs, the wealthy men who paid to watch the players die as they competed in the deadly games.

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The guests dressed as the players and wore green tracksuits with numbers on them, just like in Squid Game.

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Workers served food and drinks while dressed as the masked guards from the K-Drama.

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In Squid Game, the players competed for ₩45.6 billion KRW (about $38.6 million USD). At Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s party, the guests competed for flights to Napa Valley, California and dinner for two at French Laundry, an exclusive restaurant.

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In the caption for her Instagram post after the party, Chrissy Teigen thanked the party planners for an “epic night” and said her “dream came true of watching my friends fight to the death.” 

Other celebrities found the party’s theme hilarious.

However, fans were not impressed by the party’s theme and thought it was inappropriate considering that Squid Game was about the wealthy class taking advantage of the impoverished. Poor people drowning in debt were put into the deadly games to fight for the very slim chance of winning the prize and find hope for their families and themselves. Many fans called Chrissy Teigen out in the comments of her Instagram post.

Fans also called Chrissy Teigen and John Legend out on Twitter after the photos from the party were posted.

Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen said she will post more photos from the Squid Game party soon.

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