**UPDATED with HBO Apology**
THE QUOTE from the creators of “Game of Thrones” is one for the books.
“The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.” – io9
We watch “Game of Thrones” fairly often, but got behind and missed this episode.
But seriously, “not a choice, it’s not a political statement”?
Yeah, whatever. But really, how could they not know it would be interpreted as one, which is the same thing? If the head was Bill Clinton instead of George W. Bush how would Media Matters react? I’m saying people should react.
Putting a former president’s head on a spike is a statement that needs no explanations.
UPDATE: HBO issued an apology, as did those involved in “Game of Throwns.” From the New York Daily News:
As fury built in political quarters and on Twitter, HBO moved into damage control mode.
“We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste,” the cable channel said in a statement.
“We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.”