HBO Puts Nondescript Head on Pike

On the left, a fake head that resembled President George W. Bush. On the right, a fake head that resembles no one famous. (HBO)

There was a bit of outrage recently when some guy was listening to the DVD commentary of Game of Thrones and heard that they used an old George W. Bush head for one of the heads-on-spikes scenes, of which there are a few. HBO has righted this wrong and apologized but, seriously, why the overreaction? In the commentary, the creators explained that it was a matter of funding so, we can only blame HBO for that.

What are they going to do with the DVDs people already own?

Here’s HBO’s 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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