HBO Explains George W. Bush’s Head Impaled in “Game of Thrones”

We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around, creators say

 
One of the scenes in “Game of Thrones” getting a lot of traction these days is from episode 10, season 1 of the show, in which several heads are shown impaled on stakes. One of these heads is of former US President George W. Bush.

One of the scenes in “Game of Thrones” getting a lot of traction these days is from episode 10, season 1 of the show, in which several heads are shown impaled on stakes. One of these heads is of former US President George W. Bush.

As the video above will confirm (check right after the 1-minute mark) one of the heads on the stakes belongs to Bush and there's no mistake about it.

In the DVD commentary, the show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, say that they did not mean the inclusion of Bush in the scene as a sort of political statement: it just happened that they needed more heads so they used whatever they could find.

“People may not have noticed this but back up... the last head on the left is George Bush... George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,” the explain.

“[We just had to] use what heads we had lying around,” they adds, stressing they did not mean anything else by it.

The explanation, as was to be expected, did not sit well with politicians, many of which have already talked to the press to voice their outrage.

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