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It was a prop. But it looked like the former president.
Here's what happened: Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said that they used a fake decapitated head when Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) shows Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) a row of traitors' heads on pikes.
"People may not have noticed this but back up ... the last head on the left is George Bush," the creators say in a DVD commentary for Season 1. "George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes."
Now Benioff and Weiss have issued a statement explaining that it was just a case of bargain prop buying. They "can't afford" to have props made from scratch, 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."
Originally posted by snarky412
I know this thread won't get much attention due to the interest in the CT shooting and the long awaited Dec.21 date...
But this made me laugh when I realized the mistake, er not a mistake. Politics at play I guess even in movies that have nothing to do with our current modern world.
Glad to know there is no partisan politics in Hollywood.
Can you imagine the hell they would have endured had that been Obama?
But then again, they are on the Obama team.....
I think it's funny as heck, but then again I do have a warped sense of humor!