What the hell is wrong with these people?! They just can’t help themselves can they? A perfectly good show that doesn’t have to touch on modern day politics at all and they go, to adjust a more profane phrase, relieve themselves where they eat. Not a good thing and bound to ruin a perfectly good experience. Jeez. This isn’t even a pathetic commentary on politics, it’s a gruesome act that if involving Obama (even after we fire him) would elicit a visit from the Secret Service. One of the few shows I was really liking. Disgusting.
In the “Game of Thrones,” you win or you die, and George W. Bush did the latter in the HBO series — by decapitation.
That is, a prop head of the former president appears in the TV show, according to series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in the DVD commentary for season one, the website io9 reports. In a scene in the finale — where the character of Sansa Stark is forced to look at the severed head of her father, Ned Stark — Bush’s head is seen decorating a spike.
The creators insist “it’s not a political statement.”
“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement, it’s just we had to use what heads we had around,” Benioff and Weiss say in the DVD commentary.
Ha ha ha. Yeah, not political at all. I guess they just couldn’t find the Clinton or Obama heads before they happened upon the Bush head? Or maybe they just put all the heads of former presidents in a basket and drew one at random. Yeah, that’s the ticket. I hate these people. Can you tell? Could they just, for once, not screw up every single thing they touch? Just once?
UPDATE: The jerks have apologized. Yeah, funny what happens when people find out about your little inside jokes. And just the fact that we have to see a sentence like the following brings home just how absolutely disgusting this entire thing is:
Hours after a story went viral about a model of President George W. Bush’s head appearing on a spike in Season 1 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the cable network and showrunners have issued an apology…
HBO and Benioff and Weiss issued a pair of statements late Wednesday apologizing for the incident.
“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.”
Added HBO: “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.”