There’s the good kind of attention, and then there’s the bad kind of attention.
Yup, she said she’d had the
And Ellery is pretty sure she knows what happened.
“Ermm I think so many people have been trying to log into my account or reporting it (squidgame) that instagram have banned me,”
“I was being inundated with messages from fans from the show but now Instagram have completely blocked me from using it,”
It’s not clear if fans of the Netflix show mass reported Ellery’s account in an attempt to get it banned from Instagram, or if Instagram pulled it without fan provocation.
We reached out to Ellery, who uses variations on “Squid Game” for many of her social media and streaming handles, for comment, but received no immediate reply. We also reached out to
This is not the first time that an Instagram handle with a popular or auspicious name has landed its owner in digital trouble. In 2019,
That 2019 incident may have been frustrating, but Ellery’s loss of the @SquidGame Instagram handle represents something larger. It’s painful reminder that the social media platforms streamers rely on to earn a living don’t really belong to them.