PhotOH! "We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around." George W. Bush's was one of them.


Heady stuff:

(CNN)HBO issued an apology Wednesday after astute observers of the popular show "Game of Thrones" noticed a familiar silhouette on a decapitated head atop a spike. [...]

"It's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around," one of the creators says.

HBO is "deeply dismayed" that a severed GW Bush prop head was used in a scene in their season finale of "Game of Thrones." There were a several severed parts in the scene, and since W's head was, you know, lying around (as it's wont to do), it was picked up and used.

I guess there was a shortage of non-notable heads.

Here's the apology that appeared on, yes, Facebook:

"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."

Wait... they're having his head removed? Again?

It makes one wonder what other celebrity heads are lying around.

  • Because complaining to HBO about Bush's severed head is easier than actually addressing real problems.

  • r_dale

    You beat me to it!  Actually this is exactly what I'd like to see lining Wall Street; a bunch of banksters heads on pikes, "pour l'encouragment des autres!"  For the encouragement of the others.

  • mellowjohn

    well, it's not like he ever used it.

  • Don't know what all the fuss is about.  What, people actually got to watching the extras to find this out?  DVD came out in march, took people that long to get to watching the commentary(ok, guess I'm one of the few who actually watches the commentary)?  Plus, why all the outrage over this, instead of all those lost in the Iraq war and all the damage caused to the economy by Bush?  If they were so concerned with the dignity of the office of the president, what about stopping the vicious, illogical, false, slanderous, personal and often racist attacks against Obama?