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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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31.

Dawn    

Why must they push their political veiws on us???? Why can't they just make movies, tv shows etc without their political veiws being pushed in our faces!!! Not one of them has walked in a average persons shoes, trying to figure out where gas money is going to come from to get you to work the rest of the week....99% dont get a limo and driver to take them to work!

769 days ago
32.

SakkeL    

Who's conspiracy theorist now?

769 days ago
33.

CelebJustice    

Much as I love this show, I'M DONE! So sick of liberal hatred infiltrating every aspect of society. Their dirty tricks and fake apologies have jumped the shark.

769 days ago
34.

charlei harper    

apologies are only released after a person is caught...had no one noticed this...it would have gone into the wind that is known as Hollywood...

769 days ago
35.

Janis    

This is exemplary of the fact that the "movers and shakers" of Hollywood underestimate the intelligence of the general public, and overestimate our naivete.

769 days ago
36.

jdavis001    

Now I don't feel at all guilty for streaming this over the internet and not paying a single dime to these people... They have an outstanding show, its too bad everyone, everywhere needs to make a political statement to ruin a great escape from reality.

769 days ago
37.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I thought this was wonderful then I found out it was just a movie.

769 days ago
38.

AfroPolack    

Way to read into a prop head on a spike. Since we are reading into things too deeply, lets try this. That head was alongside the shows hero 'Ned' Stark. This is an honor for the Bush head, as he died fighting alongside the hero of the show. Is that enough to help you political nutjobs sleep at night?

769 days ago
39.

Kari    

IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE STEVEN TYLER!

769 days ago
40.

Gritski    

Have we lost all sense of common respect. Shame on you Hollywood. Is it not enough you have to show butchered children, beaten women, and mutilated bodies day in day out on the air? Your disrespect speaks volumes about the caliber of this show. You definitely knew what you were doing, you just didn't think anyone would notice.

769 days ago
41.

Woot    

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sure it was on purpose, who'd think otherwise? But what a great move! Omg, that's hysterical!

769 days ago
42.

Snapper4414    

Totally disrespectful bunch of B.S!!!

769 days ago
43.

Raidergrode    

I stopped watching HBO a long time ago. Nothing in Hollywood appeals to me. Nothing like a good book

769 days ago
44.

Quinn    

Didn't watch Game of Thrones. I did, however, just cancel my HBO subscription.

769 days ago
45.

Southern Belle    

This is extremely disrespectful. I do not like what Obama has done nor did I vote for him, but he is still my president and I would NEVER disrespect him in such a manner.

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