HBO was forced to apologize on Wednesday after a brewing backlash that its lead show “Game of Thrones” featured former President George W. Bush’s severed head impaled on a spike.
In a newly released DVD of the first season, one of the writers confirms that the head is indeed that of Bush but insist it was not a political play.
“We just had to use whatever head we had around.”
Bush’s head can be seen for a quick second in an episode of the fantasy series that aired last year, when spoiled child king Joffrey shows his soon-to-be bride Sansa Stark a line of heads on spikes.
GOP chief Craig Eaton was disgusted, “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.”
“Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue. They should boycott watching this particular show,” he added to UK’s Daily Mail.
“It doesn’t matter what their intent is. They didn’t intend it to be political, but now that it is, they should remove it.”