Fantasy series “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and DB Weiss and HBO have had to apologise after it was noticed that one of the decapitated heads shown in season one of the show had former US president George W Bush’s face, reports Daily Mail. Needless to say many Bush supporters and The Republican party did not appreciate this blooper.
Bush’s “head” can be found in the season one finale — bratty King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) shows Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) a row of traitors’ aka Northerners heads on pikes. Joffrey decides he wants to torture Sansa by showing her her father’s (Ned Stark played by Sean Bean) as well as Septa Mordane (Susan Brown) head. At first Sansa resists and tries not to look but then finally looks up at the row of heads — she was probably surprised to see Bush right up there with her dead kinsmen.
“People may not have noticed this but back up…the last head on the left is George Bush,” the show creators explain during the DVD commentary. “George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes.”
But regarding the notion that it may be a subtle political outcry, the creators said, “It’s not a choice. It’s not a political statement. It’s just…we had to use what heads we had lying around.”
Regardless, chairman of the Brooklyn Republican party Craig Eaton feels that this is not okay. “Whether you like him or dislike him, whether you’re of the same political persuasion or not, we still have to respect the office of the presidency and all of those who hold that presidency,” Eaton said, “Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue. They should boycott watching this particular show.”
‘’It doesn’t matter what their intent is,” he said. “They didn’t intend it to be political, but now that it is, they should remove it.”
The creators said the regret pointing out that one of their prosthetic heads looked like the former president. They said the rent prosthetic body parts in bulk and no one even noticed the head looked like Bush’s until after they were done shooting the scene.
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Published In The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2012.
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