Squid Game creator reveals the real reason why Gi-hun dyed his hair red at the end

This has been keeping me up at night

It’s a part of Squid Game which has left us all extremely perplexed, but finally the creator of the show has revealed exactly why Gi-hun dyed his hair red at the end of the series.

At the conclusion of the games, after Gi-hun wins and takes home the money, we see him head to the hairdressers. He looks around, unsure about what to get done, before seeing a poster of someone with bright red hair and he impulsively points at it and gets it done. From what we’ve learned about Gi-hun as a person throughout the show, the whole thing seemed very out of character – but we can clearly see that the games have had a huge impact on him.

Creator of Squid Game on Netflix reveals the reason why and meaning behind when Gi-hun dyed his hair red at the end

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So, why did Gi-hun do it? The Squid Game creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has revealed there is a deeper meaning to it. Which we should have known to be honest, after all the easter eggs thrown in the series, it’s clear nothing in this show was done by accident. In an interview with Zapzee, he said: “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?'”

He added: “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.”

This rash decision and “inner anger” could link to some of the theories about a potential season two of the series. Some theories believe Gi-hun has become so angry with the games that he will return with the police officer, who people also think isn’t actually dead, and they will plot to take down the games. Others believe when Gi-hun dyed his hair red it was foreboding his return to the Squid Game tournament as a member of staff.

I guess we’ll have to watch this space. 👀

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