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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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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"

756 days ago

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

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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.

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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!!!!

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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

756 days ago


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

756 days ago



756 days ago


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

756 days ago

Keyser Söze    

Watched the episode first when it aired.... Watched it again on the DVD set I got from season 1.... And didn't even know about the Dubya's head till the creators of the show mentioned it.

Seriously, what a stupid move, Benioff and Weiss - you could have kept this nonsense to yourselves, and, even if someone would have notice something, without any confirmation to it, it would have just died down. But no, you two had to start blabbing like sexless females... So pathetic.

Still love the show and will follow it regardless... but, obviously, it will be more because of the genius of Martin than because of you two sad sacks... it goes without say: lots a lot of respect for you guys.

756 days ago


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.

756 days ago
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