From the “You Can’t Make This Shit Up” file, based on DVD commentary, it has been disclosed that a particular scene from Season 1, Episode 10, of HBO’s Game of Thrones, features the severed head of President George W. Bush aka George Bush, Jr.
A statement by one of the show’s creators attempts to ease the negative reaction from some:
“George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice. It’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around.”
HBO made the following statement on their Facebook page:
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.