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Friday, June 15, 2012

"Game of Thrones" Showrunners Apologize To Former President Over Fake Head Incident

In a statement on the DVD commentary accompanying Season 1 of "Games of Thrones," showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have apologized to former President George W. Bush for using a fake GWB head on a pike in one scene. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss said they "rent [fake heads] in bulk," the "demand for them is high" and no one noticed that the fake Bush head was in the group that was used. " “We meant no disrespect and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.”

HLN provides a clip. 

HBO has issued its own apology.

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.

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