In a hot bit of controversy circling the web today Slashfilm is reporting HBO and producers are "remorseful" for their use of a head that resembled former President George W. Bush in beheading scenes this season. Who knows if the apology is lip service or truly sincere, I personally think it's a little chunky from this angle, not to mention the lack of gray hair. Intentional or coincidence? Sorry or not? What do you think?
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.
What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t 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.
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