Skip to comments.Video: The obligatory “‘Game of Thrones’ puts George W. Bush’s head on a pike” post
Posted on 06/14/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Via Mediaite. The producers say it’s not political and that they used him just because they happened to have a spare Bush head lying around (what?), but Gothamist wants so badly to believe that it's a Gesture Of Defiance towards our deposed Hitler that I almost hope for their sake that it's deliberate.
The perfunctory denial:
HBO responded to CBSNewYork.coms request for comment on Wednesday night, offering the following statement from Benioff and Weiss:
What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We cant afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.
On the one hand, given the heat they were bound to take for something like this, seems weird that they’d do it with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it brevity. If you’re going to put a president’s head on a pike, you might as well make sure people notice. On the other hand, they are making sure that people notice, right? If they hadn’t mentioned it in the episode commentary, no one ever would have spotted it. Go figure that they’d make a high-profile political splash at a moment when they’re trying to drum up publicity for their DVDs.
Exit question: Innocent prop placement or no? After eight years of insanely hyperbolic Bush hatred, it’s hard to give anyone the benefit of the doubt anymore.
Shouldn’t it have grey hair?
if that’s how it appears I never would have known it was Bush
Uh, so why are their any fake heads of GW around anyway?
Why were they made in the first place?
Just had ‘em made up just in case?
I suspect there’s more to the story....
Eight?!? Even after twelve, the Two Minutes Hate still features GWB's portrait.
Decades from now, hippies lying in their own piss in a nursing home will bark out with their dying gasp, "I HATE GEORGE W BUSH... unnngh..."
Leftist hate never dies.
Context, people. Context.
Sorry, my attention was elsewhere.
Much ado about nothing.