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After causing an unnecessary controversy, HBO has corrected Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' mistake of putting George W. Bush's head on a spike in episode ten of season 1.
On top of pulling the episode from iTunes and stopping shipments of the first season's DVD, the network pulled the episode from HBO GO in response to the criticism. Now, however, the episode is back online because editors managed to blur the face of the head so it is no longer recognizable as the nation's 43rd president.
This whole fiasco seemed like a
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
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.
But HBO is NOT amused! Execs recently issued the statement:
Thank goodness for DVD commentary, or we might never discover such MAGICAL, intimate behind-the-scenes secrets like this juicy Game Of Throne's nibblet from its critically acclaimed first season!
During the season's tenth episode, Sansa is forced by slimy King Geoffrey to gaze upon the decapitated heads of her father, Septa and…
George W. Bush!
Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss discuss the former US Prez's cameo in the commentary, stating:
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, George W. Bush will be doing a television interview with the National Geographic Channel honoring the tragic event's anniversary as well as opening up about the recent killing of Osama bin Laden.
The TV special, which took four months to negotiate, will include exclusive access to the former President. New York filmmaker Peter Schnall spoke with Bush, with whom he became very close to while working on an Air Force One special.
In the interview, Bush said he feels "grateful" that bin Laden is gone. He adds: