Game of Thrones Cameo: Bush's Severed Head
HBO promises to remove Dubya's prop head from future DVDs
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2012 2:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2012 4:53 AM CDT
A head that looks a lot like George W. Bush's decorates a spike in "Game of Thrones."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed a familiar head on a spike in the 10th episode of Season 1 of Game of Thrones—George W. Bush's. A prop head of the former president was used as one of the traitors' heads on spikes, the show's creators say in their DVD commentary, explaining that its use wasn't political, io9 reports. "George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes," they say. "It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around."

But the use of the head has outraged a few Republican politicians, and the show's creators and HBO have apologized, Vulture reports. "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste," HBO said in a statement, promising to remove images of Bush's head from future DVDs. The creators explained that nobody had pointed out that the head looked like Bush's until after the scene was shot.

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MisterPlinkett
Jun 14, 2012 10:48 PM CDT
Well he is a war criminal, nobody owes him any respect. i say put obama's and cheney's heads up there too.
Datazz
Jun 14, 2012 2:53 PM CDT
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Smegma
Jun 14, 2012 12:47 PM CDT
W and crew are responsible for war crimes, the destruction of the economy, and the deaths of 100,000 people. Beheading them would be too kind.