‘Game of Thrones’ apologizes for impaling President Bush

It appeared the former president’s head turned up on a stick in an episode of the popular HBO show. The producers, as well as HBO, have said they’re sorry.

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OK, they didn’t exactly impale the former president; however, during a scene in the show’s first season, one head on a spike closely resembled that of Bush. The show’s producers revealed this in a DVD commentary, which was caught by a Reddit user and shared by the Gawker-owned blog io9.

The story quick went viral on Wednesday.

By way of apology, producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told The Hollywood Reporter:

“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.”

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