HBO regrets the use of "decapitated head" of George W. Bush in GAME OF THRONES
We will give a good reason to see again your first season Game of Thrones on Blu-ray or DVD. Have you noticed that one of the heads that appear next to the beheaded Ned Stark is identical to that of former President George W. Bush?
The scene appears at episode tenth of the first season. HBO and the series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss apologizes.
This is how it looks:
However, although the creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recognized the resemblance to Bush on the DVD comments, it seems that both HBO and they had to apologize to prevent any claims.
This is the apology published by Deadline:
|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.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: 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.
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.
You think it's an exaggeration or it's better remove this scene in the following editions? The truth is that those who had bought already, now they have a version that will cost more at eBay ...
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