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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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46.

w    

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.

760 days ago
47.

TheTruth    

HBO saved Bill Mahr! Enough said.

760 days ago
48.

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.

760 days ago
49.

Tom    

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.

760 days ago
50.

tgrfan42069    

hbo is liberal central of course they ment to do it

760 days ago
51.

Jackazz flatts    

Who gave Bush head?

760 days ago
52.

kathy    

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?

760 days ago
53.

ralphus    

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

760 days ago
54.

Ivan    

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

760 days ago
55.

zax    

this is awesome

760 days ago
56.

Christopher    

Wow, who cares? Barely news.

760 days ago
57.

Anti-Bush    

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

760 days ago
58.

Heavydp007    

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

760 days ago
59.

Hank    

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

760 days ago
60.

Alex    

Should have been obama not Bush!!

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