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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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keoki    

756 days ago
107.

Jay    

Call he SecretService to investigate

756 days ago
108.

Jackazz flatts    

They need to find out who was giving head

756 days ago
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kimkow    

Yeah right...they meant no disrespect...watch out cause pigs might fly too. If it was nobama it would be tagged racist and all h*ll would have started up by now. That is rude and disgusting and they should be forced to remove the image. Of course it won't be because it is liberal hollywood.

756 days ago
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Jodi    

Pish Posh. Ive seen worst done with Obamas face/ head whatever. Get over it.

756 days ago
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Dan Del Aguaro    

LOL that doesn't even come close to looking like George Bush.

756 days ago
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raleigh74    

This is not a Hollywood production, it is a European production! The rest of the world views Bush an a complete fool and war monger. For the majority of the world he is a perfect subject for ridicule and we don't care if it offends you, him or anybody else. Stop taking your corrupt political system and your equally corrupt leaders so seriously, lighten up and the world may not have disrespect for you. Besides all of that you couldn't even see it in the show as the story unfolding is quite intense in this scene. Nobody would have even seen it if they hadn't told us. You all need to find a sense of humour and many of you need to find lives!

756 days ago
113.

Linda    

It doesn't even look like him in the photo in this article! Who'd notice during one of the 5-second head shots in the series? Why did someone see fit to mention it at all? The whole thing is silly.

755 days ago
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shoenews    

I'm sick of Hollywood. They do not represent decent, informed Americans.

755 days ago
115.

Andrew    

You know what would cut down this whole political storm about this? If Bush took it as a joke and asked if he could play one of the side characters in the show. Just a one episode character to make it all in good fun.

755 days ago
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Dead    

Pretty hilarious that the same people complaining about this are probably commenting on Fox News articles with racist rants about Obama.

Either way, who cares? To remove it from future DVDs is just silly. Anyone offended by this should be considering where or not there is something more important in their lives to care about.

755 days ago
117.

Big Ad    

First, for those who say "what if it was Obama"...I just watched both seasons and there's no freakin' black people in the show, so that's not possible (okay,maybe one black dude in Quarth).

Second, it's a freakin' show that's not based on reality...get a life people...it's not that serious.

755 days ago
118.

Mark B    

Dubya never looked so good.

754 days ago
119.

TMAC73    

Dubya has put his own fair share of heads on stakes. I'm sure he would have seen the irony of his Evil doings!!

751 days ago
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JJthetraveler    

I'll read the boos now and not watch the series. I do that for almost all lib Hollywood crap.

747 days ago
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