Squid Game: The Challenge Season finale just dropped on Netflix. No doubt, fans did enjoy watching the game show. But, it also received backlash for many reasons, be it for any “villainous” act of a player, a lawsuit filing for the compensation of injuries, or whatever.
This time, a player named Stephen Lomas came to the limelight after he opened up about him getting almost “kicked off” for hooking up.
Talking about Stephen Lomas, he is a moving company owner from Missouri. At present, he is 30 years old and appears on the show as a member of the Gganbu Gang.
He is quite famous on Tiktok, and that is why you might find him familiar. Previously, Stephen was known as “the dad who held his baby with one hand in Target ” One person even criticized saying, “Stephen’s baby had just come out of the NICU.”
However, on the other hand, some fans shared that the Squid Game Stephen is a great dad to his two kids. Well, this is related to his personal life and nothing of our concern for now.
Player 243 of Squid Game: The Challenge lately shared that he was almost made out of the show as he got caught while sneaking into his pal’s room. Yes, you read it right- it was not allowed. Here is what Stephen further shared about the Netflix game show.
Squid Game: The Challenge Players Got Eliminated Due To Hooking Up
Before everything, one must note that “hooking up” in the show was strictly not allowed. Player 243, Stephen, lately shared that some of the players were prematurely “booted” as they broke the rules.
Talking more about it, the players were “individually quarantined” in a hotel. In other words, each of the players had designated single rooms and stayed like that for a couple of weeks. To be more precise, they weren’t allowed to peep or even talk to each other. Therefore, some who did just the opposite got caught.
Stephen shared that it was not just him but also his friend, player 456- Chase, who got almost eliminated from Squid Game: The Challenge for sneaking into each other’s rooms. On this note, he said, “But they were like, ‘Oh, they came here together anyway, so they are fine.'”
In Squid Game: The Challenge, we witnessed Stephen’s close friendship with an older contestant, Rick. The latter was player 232. Sadly, both got eliminated in Episode 5. How? No, the pair didn’t get out of the show in any challenge. Then? A player named Phalisia Boothe got the opportunity to eliminate three contestants. That’s how things happened.
During an interview, Stephen shared that despite getting eliminated from the Netflix show, he still shares a great bond with Rick. They text daily.
Even before the shooting of Squid Game: The Challenge began, two contestants “hooked up” and got caught. Eventually, the alleged pair were made out of the show.
It was not just Stephen but Phalisia, too, who made some revelations later. She shared there was a bathroom that the players had to share. Also, for sleeping, they had their bunk beds in one hall room.
On this note, player 229, Phalisia, claimed that some of the contestants also found some time for a love triangle. She said, “I don’t know for sure if they f*c*ed, but all I can say is I was in the bathroom when they were both in the shower.”
Now, this also led to a controversy about Squid Game: The Challenge. As mentioned, the show had certain strict rules to be followed, especially when it was about interaction.
But, each of the players was given a kit of necessities, like toiletries. In that, a pack of condoms was also there. Why was that even given in the first place?
Some of the players claimed to have used the lubricant from the condom pack as their lip balm. They were not provided with any chapstick. Phalisia admitted doing the same. How happy are you about Squid Game: The Challenge winner?