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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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91.

Zavier    

Has anyone asked George Bush about this? Cause he seems kinda laid back, like he'd be like "****, I was in game of thrones, that's pretty cool, suck it obama"

807 days ago
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paslman@hotmail.com    

the left are like small children. Always think "im sorry" fixes their intentional bad behavior.

807 days ago
93.

Roseanne    

Despicable, disgusting, disrespectful! Don't tell me it was inadvertent.

807 days ago
94.

jp    

f this had been Obama's head on that stick it would be on every media outlet 24/7 calling HBO executives and MSNBC and racist, the racist race pimps would be protesting and demanding the immediate dismissal of all involved. This just shows the obvious double standard

807 days ago
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2tall4u    

That's funny. In reality his head should've been put on a spike for his war mongering and lies, but alas, we're a more civilized (somewhat) nation. But I do hope he and the rest of his harpy crew will be charged for lying and invading a sovergn nation.

807 days ago
96.

txcn    

He sent american kids to a war based on lies, to supposedly fight for the freedoms of the US. One of which would be freedom of expression. If a TV show or whatever shows his head on a spike, well hello that's one of the freedoms, kids, not his are dying for.

Respect, what did George Bush ever do to win any type of respect? Steal elections, lie like a sidewalk? Respect is something that is earned, and not something that comes out of a title you once had. A s***bag is a s***bag no matter what country you lead and what you manage to coerce the masses into believing. Truth be told George Bush did as much damage to the American people as a whole as Hitler did to the Germans. Anyone remember the how can 59 million people be so stupid webside. How about the headlines. Here is the cover of a paper in case you have forgotten
http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushdumbpeople.htm

807 days ago
97.

shdwfx    

Oh come on this isn't even a story. Making something out of nothing.

807 days ago
98.

txcn    

Kids dying in wars based on lies isn"t true. Imagine that, Tell it to their families. Care to tell me whats more real than that. On second thought forget that, out of sight out of mind. What is real, hmm let me think, I got i what it costs to fill your gas tank!!!!

807 days ago
99.

Erik    

Bush should be happy he was able to contribute to something great

807 days ago
100.

Winter    

Why are people so mad? GWB's prosthetic head was playing the most honorable Steward of Winterfell; Vanyon Poole.

807 days ago
101.

Winter    

In a game of thrones, you win or you die.

807 days ago
102.

Winter    

HODOR

807 days ago
103.

pecos    

I don't know it looks like Will Ferrell as GWB.

807 days ago
104.

mommycoconut    

10 years from now there will still be Hollywood leftists calling for Bush's head on a stick. They will never learn. The rest of the country is seeing Obama for who he really is and will vote him out of office in November.

806 days ago
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keoki    

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