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HBO Apologizes For Decapitating George Bush In ‘Game Of Thrones’ [Video]

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Did you see George W. Bush make a cameo in Game of Thrones? He was one of the decapitated heads that was sitting on a sharp pole.

The scene appeared in season one of Game of Thrones, and apparently, Bush’s head has been shown several times throughout the series. In the DVD commentary, creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain that they aren’t fulfilling some sort of sick fantasy. They just needed a few prop heads and happened to have a model of George W. Bush lying around.

On the DVD commentary, the creators said:

“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.”

Weiss and Benioff clarified in a statement, saying:

“What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.”

HBO also released a statement apologizing for decapitating the former president.

“We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.”

Here’s the clip from Game of Thrones featuring George W. Bush’s decapitated head.

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24 Responses to “HBO Apologizes For Decapitating George Bush In ‘Game Of Thrones’ [Video]”

  1. Justin Popo Smith

    "How Games of Thrones is that?" is not a phrase that is going to catch on and it should be stopped now before further embarrassment. I also don't know why the announcer felt the need to pronounce "Lannister" with an accent.

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  3. Nicholas Bolding

    How the hell can someone tell by looking at that image?

  4. Susan Rosenau

    This makes me like Game of Thrones even more. Of course, we have to call the Waaaaahmbulance for the conservaturds.

  5. Paula Qualls Gurley

    And if it was Obama the SS would be right there!

  6. Anonymous

    Paula Qualls Gurley You are a racist for even mentioning it. Prepare for bombardment by the "sensitive" people.

  7. Paula Qualls Gurley

    It's obvious if you take a good look, and apparently someone thought it was funny enough to mention when they did commentary on DVD.

  8. Anonymous

    yeah and if someone stated what you said about the monkey in chief the feds would be all over it….

  9. Jackie Pabst-Weatherford

    Certainly hope it doesn't take me that long to get over Obama!!!!LOL

  10. Anonymous

    Okay, so now let Bush apologize for De-Capitating America.

  11. Rodolfo Fernandez

    It be much better if it happened in real – life….and happened before he became president…or just after ….READ MY LIPS….NO MORE TAXES…….

  12. Anonymous

    I think Obama will be up there soon given he is worse than Bush and it will be Bush's fault LMAO.

  13. Jackie Archer

    ignorant jerk this s— stated before bush and obama, obama, bush, clinton, romney, these guys are all on the same side. wake the h— up. rich gets richer and now middle class and poor are being exterminated and it due to our ignorance, racism, etc. these guys have been planning and caring out their plan for a very long time. the presidents are puppets, they're the face of the one behind this. they don't call the shots and if they step out of line and don't do as their told, they are terminated. the eight familys call the shots, and we sit here looking a an individual screaming, when we should come together, and make these a– holes do right by the people.

  14. Richard Root

    they're too ignorant to realize who truly runs this country, and if we don't stand up and make it right ourselves, it won't ever get fixed. good comment Jackie Archer