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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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61.

SakkeL    

George Bu(ll)sh(it)

770 days ago
62.

StarryStarryNight    

level the playing field.

put obama's head on it now.

770 days ago
63.

Kris in NYC    

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

770 days ago
64.

Concerned    

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

770 days ago
65.

DaveT    

Looks like Ozzy.

770 days ago
66.

3Storms    

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

770 days ago
67.

Spencer B in MD    

HBO has left off a letter:
FHBO

770 days ago
68.

Smooch    

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

770 days ago
69.

Grace    

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

770 days ago
70.

CriticXtreme    

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

770 days ago
71.

tgrfan42069    

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"...in 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

770 days ago
72.

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.

770 days ago
73.

Kelly    

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

770 days ago
74.

dolman    

Bull****...disgraceful!

770 days ago
75.

BlackKnight    

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.

770 days ago
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