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'Game of Thrones' Producers

Sorry for Putting Dubya's

Head on a Spike

6/14/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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HBO and the honchos behind "Game of Thrones" have issued an official apology for putting George W. Bush's head on a spike in an episode during Season 1.

You may have heard ... producers recently revealed they used a Dubya mask as the base for a prop of a decapitated head ... which actually appeared on the show.

Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss insisted the move was NOT a political statement ... but an honest mistake.

The two released a joint statement saying, "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."

They continued, "We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise."

HBO also released a statement saying, "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."

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Bridget    

I hope they are telling the truth when they say they didn't do it on purpose. Believe me I'm not a fan of Bush at all, but using his likeness for something like that is way beyond bad taste.

770 days ago
17.

Bubbles The Chimp    

In his 8 years in office, this is the best photo of Bush I have seen. lol

770 days ago
18.

Jess    

They thought it was funny cuz it is. They are sorry for the back lash

770 days ago
19.

Molly_Ripper    

Too Funny! Great jab GOFT! Finally a practical use for his head, since he never used it.

770 days ago
20.

katdaddy    

Thrones just lost a fan......show a little respect even if you did not like him.

770 days ago
21.

Who Knew    

Lying liberals in Hollywood at it again. I never liked Clinton as president but I always respected him as the President and still do. Liberals want freedon to have there owne beliefs and for other to have that as well. As long as you agree with them, if not you're and idiot and wrong.

770 days ago
22.

shannon    

This one's for you, New Orleans. We would have paid them to do this in the weeks following Katrina, and here they did it for free!

770 days ago
23.

Lynda Jones-owings    

I really think that is a great place for it. Look at what he has done to this country. It is really perfect!!

770 days ago
24.

Sara Sells Sea Shells    

Man, it takes a really observant person to realize that was a George Bush mask from that angle. Really people? REALLY??

770 days ago
25.

lucy    

not cool. at all.

770 days ago
26.

BC    

they got the wrong president.

770 days ago
27.

Saints fan    

If this had been Obama's head on that stick it would be on every media outlet 24/7 calling HBO executives and MSNBC and racist, the racist race pimps would be protesting and demanding the immediate dismissal of all involved. This just shows the obvious double standard.

770 days ago
28.

Who Knew    

Hey you p_ssys, if you are going to do something as disrespecful as this, at least stand up and admit it. You two are nothing but cowards. Canceling HBO and Showtime today. Too bad about Showtime but it's a package.

770 days ago
29.

Jeanie Texas    

I LOVE GAME OF THRONES!!!!!!...AND I DO NOT LIKE GEO. W. I DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM 2 TIMES LET ALONE 1 TIME..I DID NOT CATCH HIS HEAD ON THE POLE..is this like Jalapeno on a stick...??

770 days ago
30.

GrannyDawletter    

Hilarious and beautiful!
While most lefties don't really want Dumbya's head on a stick, it is fascinating to watch all the hypocritical white people flagellating themselves over their precious 'white boy' being excoriated just like white conservatives pour hatred on Obama.

Come on you bunch of pantywaist conservative hypocrites, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

And take a gander at Dumbya's mullet!

770 days ago
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