A British gamer who uses the same name as the Round 6 series on the Internet says she is losing work because of the success of Netflix – she goes by the nickname “Squid Game”, the name of the work in English.
Lydia Ellery, 32, complains that companies are now hesitant to hire her because of her name and her association with the streaming program, despite the fact that she’s been known as the squid game for more than a decade. Is.
In addition to live broadcasting, Lydia does presentation and advertising work, but she is missing out on job opportunities because of her name.
She says that she was targeted for abuse and abuse by fans of the show. As a result, the Twitch user is considering changing his name to the social networking and gaming platform.
“I was the target of a lot of fan hate and I lost my job because of [o nome]’ she told the BBC.
Based in Bristol, UK, Lydia participates in social media such as the streaming games site Twitch as well as Instagram. She’s been using the name Squid Game for 11 years, and also “SquidGaming” on Twitter.
She has 42,300 followers on Twitch and is also a part of Yogacast, a collective on YouTube with over seven million subscribers.
“To me, Squid Game was just a silly name I thought of at the time,” she said.
But now the name has a different meaning.
The Korean series telling the story of a group of people playing deadly children’s games for money has gone viral. According to Netflix, the show was watched by 142 million homes around the world in the first four weeks.
With success, a wave of curious people started visiting Lydia Ellery’s profile.
“Since the show doesn’t have an official Instagram account, people tagged me or texted me thinking I was [meu perfil] It was the program,” she said.
Netflix uses its social media accounts to promote the squid game.
Lydia said some of the messages were hateful, which made her tense.
“I started getting abusive messages. People were angry with me because they were big fans, and they thought I had ‘stolen’ the account for the series,” he says.
“I had to turn off notifications on my Instagram. My phone was full (with messages).”
Lydia’s accounts became so popular that she was removed from the platform several times, and asked to reset her password.
“People were reporting my account and countless users tried to hack my account. I keep getting emails from people trying to log in. It’s been so frustrating,” she says.
Lydia says that, with the loss of income from her association with the TV series, she’s considering changing her name—and the brand she’s built for more than a decade.
“My SEO [otimização de mecanismo de busca] Totally confused now,” she says.
“If you search me and my brand, which I’ve had for over 10 years, you’ll only find TV shows. I recently lost a job because of my username.”
“I think that’s what the show means: it’s a very violent series, maybe that’s it.”
“companies [onde procurei trabalho] They contacted me and specifically said that I could not get the job because of my squid game name.”
“I feel frustrated with the whole situation and incredibly fed up with it all,” she says.
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