Reports say Cable television network HBO made an apology after they allegedly receive negative remarks regarding an episode of medieval fantasy series “Game of Thrones” where in it showed a dismantled head in which some people believed it looks like former US President George W. Bush.
“We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste,” HBO said. “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.”
The said severed head can be viewed for just a second when “Game of Thrones” character King Joffrey takes his bride-to-be Sansa out to witness his father’s impaled head along with the other heads gored on stakes. According to the producers, one of the heads reportedly resembles the 43rd President. The episode was aired last year.
Recently, Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained concerning the remarks on the scene.
“It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around,” they said.
“We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etcetera. 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.
“We meant no disrespect to the former president and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.”
In the meantime, “Game of Thrones” recently finished season 2 on HBO. The series was lately chosen for nine Airlock Alpha Portal Awards, as well as Best Series/Television, which it won last year.