I’m still laughing at this…. Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. According to the National Post, in Season 1 DVD commentary, “The last head on the left is George Bush,” show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain referring to a scene where Sansa Stark is forced to look at the head of her decapitated father (Sean Bean, not George Bush, but can you imagine?). “George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.” However, several people have noticed and became angered by this and demanded to know why George W. Bush’s head was in some of the scenes.
“We just had to use whatever head we had around.” ROTFLMAO!
“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,” Benioff and Weiss said. “In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former president and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.”
Benioff and Weiss have since released a statement apologizing for any “perceived disrespect.” It is worthy to point out, however, that the scene with the decapitated heads on sticks are those people who were traitors in the HBO series.
For its part, HBO has also released a statement, saying the head was in “very poor taste” and would be removed from all future DVD releases of Game of Thrones‘ first season. Which, as Gawker rightly points out, makes your Game of Thrones Season 1 DVD a collectors item.
Hmmphh…. Although it’s in low demand I guess it’s nice to know that George W Bush head has been put to use.