posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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
June 14, 2012
'Game of Thrones' showrunners, HBO apologize for Bush head
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."
In its own statement, HBO says, "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." The cable channel said it will have
the scene removed from any future DVD production.
I've seen that scene a bunch being as I'm a fan of this series and never did I pay any attention to this, until now.
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.....