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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
breaking news

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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FFS, another show I actually liked on now my ban list, I HATE when shows get political and producer's throw in their views. Sorry Game of Thrones I don't believe this was a mistake, I liked ya but now I have to leave ya.

797 days ago


HBO saved Bill Mahr! Enough said.

797 days ago

joe blow    

i am curious to know how many heads in Iraq & Afghanistan all because of the george bush? it would of been awesome to been able to use his head for real, any bush for that matter.

797 days ago


Once upon a time, it would've been standard practice to stick a ruler's head on a pole if he lied to his people and damaged the country. Now it's politically incorrect. I am so over America.

797 days ago


hbo is liberal central of course they ment to do it

797 days ago

Jackazz flatts    

Who gave Bush head?

797 days ago


Funny how during a election time. Same week they come out screaming it's still Bush's fault. I think it was another way to keep Bush in the media. Obama can't run on what he did. So we are back to blaming Bush. Bush left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouth. If you really sit back. Take out the media hype. He really isn't all that evil. But in everything someone has to be the bad guy. I am just wonder when they will let Bush off the hook?

797 days ago


should have had cheney's and karl rove's heads next to it

797 days ago


Imagine if it was Obama's head. Oh, the endless cries of racism, lynching, etc would be all over the TV channels and news papers

797 days ago


this is awesome

797 days ago


Wow, who cares? Barely news.

797 days ago


F*ck Bush! I think it's hilarious!!

797 days ago


How was this a mistake ??? This comes from the same liberal ****s who gave Mahr a platform from which to spew his rhetoric ????

797 days ago


imagine the outrage if that were Obama's or Hilary's heads. And liberals are supposed to be the compassionate ones?

797 days ago


Should have been obama not Bush!!

797 days ago
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