Really, HBO execs? Of alllll the racy, controversial sh*t you display - which is WHY we adore you so - a prosthetic head on a spike that looks like George W. Bush is what you find ‘unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste?’ Ha!!
We guffawed until our guts were sore upon the discovery of a Game of Thrones prop secret - the former President’s likeness impaled on a spike in King’s Landing - which show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss divulge during DVD commentary of Season One, episode 10.
"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."
Benioff and Weiss have since apologized, and released their own statement:
“After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. 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."
We understand business’ covering their bases and not wanting to alienate/offend a certain demographic… but this is HBO! Turn on an Episode of GIRLS and you can watch a twenty-something having fantasy, pedophile sex!
AND Game of Thrones consistently features incest!
HBO's whole deal - much like Rihanna - is not giving a f*ck what people think!
A little hypocritical, perhaps? It's a prop for goodness sake!