Published On: Tue, Jun 26th, 2012

Game of Thrones returns with edited George Bush head on the spear

Audiences won’t see the head of former President George W. Bush in “Game of Thrones” after HBO officially edited and altered the prop head which rested on top of a spear in the series. See the original photo and story here.

The Washington Post reports that HBO has edited the shot, with less chin and a smaller nose and restored the Season 1 episode to HBO Go and iTunes.

HBO pulled the episode down digitally and also ceased shipments of the DVD box set featuring the episode after uproar broke out over the use of the former president’s head. It was DVD commentary by Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss that initially drew attention to the use of the head as a prop.

“The last head on the left is George Bush,” the two say on the DVD. “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 heads we had lying around…” HBO later said they found the use of the Bush head “unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste.”

It is presumed the “edited head” will be on the episode in the in the DVD set to ship soon.

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