Netflix’s newest Korean series “Squid Game” has left viewers on the edge of their seats with its players in a not so “kid-friendly” games. The first episode alone shocked everyone with its “Red Light, Green Light” match that turned quite graphic and bloody moments after they started playing. Adding to the horrifying scene is the giant creepy doll the participants are playing with. With its 180-degree spinning head and its twitching eyes, the huge doll is definitely one terrifying killing machine for many viewers. But for Filipino fans, that doll, wearing a yellow and orange outfit with brunette hair, reminds them of something different, particularly Julie’s Bakeshop’s mascot, and it is hilarious.
The local bakeshop’s icon went viral earlier this week because of its resemblance to the series’ doll. Here are some of the funniest reactions we saw:
Setting the record straight, Tita Julie responded to the netizen through a tweet saying, “The doppelgänger game is real! But I definitely bake delicious bread, dear.”
Julie’s Bakeshop was first established in 1981 in Mandaue in Cebu by Julia “Julie” R. Gandionco. Although the founder doesn’t have much experience in baking, her brand became one of the most recognizable food labels all over the Philippines thanks to her persistence and quality bakes. This 2021, the iconic bakeshop celebrates its 40th anniversary with a campaign about tita shaming.
Currently, a 10-foot-tall replica of “Squid Game”’s doll is erected at the Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall (East Wing Entrance) to monitor jaywalkers that cross the mall’s nearby street.
The show, which continues to dominate the streaming platform’s trending chart, also has a Filipino actor in its cast.
Know more about “Squid Game” here.