The producers of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” are in hot water for a scene in the Season 1 DVD in which the decapitated head of former president George W. Bush was depicted in a scene in which King Joffrey shows Sansa Stark her dead dad’s head on a stick. And no mere stunt by a rogue prop handler, in the DVD commentary show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admit that George W. Bush’s likeness appears.
In an article in Entertainment Weekly the producers and HBO apologized for the depiction, and for comments made in the DVD commentary track.
Former president Bush, reached for comment while clearing brush outside his ranch in Crawford, Texas, expressed relief that the decapitated head was only a prop.