Toward the end of Game of Thrones Season 1, this HBO epic shocked viewers by slicing off the head of protagonist Ned Stark.
Now, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have given fans another major surprise: in newly-released DVD commentary, the creators admit that one of the heads depicted on a stick during last year's finale was actually of former President George W. Bush!
Look closely at the face on the left:
"It's not a choice. It's not a political statement," the creator insist. "It's just... we had to use what heads we had lying around."
But that explanation isn't enough for Brooklyn Republican Party Chariman Craig Eaton."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," Eaton said. "Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue. They should boycott watching this particular show.
''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."
Do you agree? Should Game of Thrones edit Bush out?
UPDATE: Says HBO in a statement...
"We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. 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."