This is really sad to hear.
[Image via WENN.]
Seriously, HBO… OVERREACTION MUCH?
After Game of Thrones show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pointed out a prosthetic head on a spike that looks very much like former President George W. Bush during DVD commentary of Season 1, Episode 10, HBO FREAKED OUT, stating it was 'unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste.'
And even though Weiss & Benioff have since apologized, claiming they meant nothing political or intentional by the prosthetic's unfortunate placement, HBO execs have decided to pull the episode from all future DVD sales AND have taken it off of their streaming HBO GO service.
If they had just left it alone, then the hilarious realization would have come and passed with barely any attention, but because HBO is taking such EXTREMES, they've only made the ridiculous issue more prevalent.
Way to shoot yourselves in the foot HBO! And we wouldn't be surprised if more people don't just start ripping off Game Of Thrones episodes online, rather than deal with your seemingly new, prudish standards.
When did someone suck out your sense of humor, HBO!? And its super reassuring to know that something so insignificant as a background prop can cause that much hysteria at the network…
Shame shame hame, lame lame lame.