TV Show ‘Game of Thrones’ Beheads George W. Bush [VIDEO]
Popular HBO television show "Game of Thrones" used a head of former President George W. Bush in a decapitated representation and posted on a spike in one of its episodes. It's a move that's drawn all sorts of political and social criticism and an apology from the network.
In the 10th episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones," the setting of King's Landing is decorated with the heads of people killed under King Joffrey's rule -- and someone noticed one of the heads looked quite familiar.
It's pretty clear it's President Bush's head, and no one with "Game of Thrones" denied it. The only difference was this President has a rock-star hair style.
"George Bush's head appears in a couple beheading scenes," "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say in the DVD commentary for Season 1. "It's not a choice. It's not a political statement. It's just we had to use whatever heads we had around."
After the extreme amount of backlash, HBO issued this statement:
"We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste ... We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production."
Do you think it was in poor taste, or do you believe the directors were just using what they had to work with? If that's the case, why have a head of Dubya to begin with?
Here's the scene from the show: