If you keep your eye peeled once King Joffrey bring away Sansa Stark to gaze top top the spiked head of her dead father around 12 minutes in, you'll notification that among the heads looks slightly familiar. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss described in their DVD comment (from Season 1, episode 10) the the decapitated head is actually George Bush. This was uncovered by redditor SidIncognito.
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"The last head ~ above the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's no a politics statement. We just had to use every little thing head we had around."
We contained the video for girlfriend to get a better look together with this close-up shot. Yep, that's him. Yikes. What carry out you think that did come piss off King Joffrey?
Update: We received a statement from HBO:
We to be deeply dismayed to view this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in an extremely bad taste. We made this clean to the executive producers of the collection who apologized instantly for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and also will have it removed from any type of future DVD production.
And the producers, David Benioff and also D.B. Weiss, additionally issued a statement:
What taken place was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. Us can't afford to have actually these all made from scratch, particularly in scenes where we need a lot of them, so us rent them in bulk. After ~ the step was already shot, someone mentioned that among the top looked favor George W. Bush.
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In the DVD commentary, we discussed this, despite we need to not have. We meant no disrespect come the previous President and also apologize if anything we said or did said otherwise.