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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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George Bu(ll)sh(it)

823 days ago


level the playing field.

put obama's head on it now.

823 days ago

Kris in NYC    

there should be the options of "that's awesome" and/or "who cares" in the poll!!

823 days ago


That's no honest mistake! I'm done with the show.....Funny it started to suck right around the same time it got political.

823 days ago


Looks like Ozzy.

823 days ago


What a bunch of crap. It was very much deliberate with Bush-hating leftist hollywood.

823 days ago

Spencer B in MD    

HBO has left off a letter:

823 days ago


Get real, not like Bush at all. HBO and the rest of you are overreacting.

823 days ago


I hope they put Obama's head up there next time.

823 days ago


Don't be sorry. It shows that you know who's the bad karma that has the country in the ish it's in.

823 days ago


liberal logic- do t his to bush.."oh its just a tv show no big deal" do this to obama - "racist tea baggers cant stand it because a black man is president"....rush calls a woman a slut who is throwing out propaganda for obama.."he is a s*** bag woman hater"... bill mauher calls palin a **** and all other sorts of names..." oh he is just a comedian its ok if he says that kind of stuff" other words their logic is do as i say not as i do and if you do we will bitch moan and complain about it and even get our liberal lawyers on the case

823 days ago

Emmanuel Goldstein    

Isn't it usually the conservatives saying that the liberals take political correctness too far? Personally i think both sides are insane. People need to learn how to take a joke.

823 days ago


If this had been Obama, everyone would have been up in arms screaming racism... where is people's outrage of disgusting / disrespectful crap like this

823 days ago



823 days ago


It is disgraceful. The show should be shut down and the Secret Service brought in to investigate this incident. It was no accident. There is no excuse for this kind of garbage and it is high time for it to stop. I wonder what Obama would say if they had put his head on a pike.

823 days ago
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