It seems that the Game of Thrones creators managed to slip in a rather amusing little prop into some of the gory scenes of season 1 of the show: namely George W. Bush’s head on a stake!
His head appears alongside the heads of Ned Stark and Septa Mordane, as one of the ‘traitors’. Of course, you wouldn’t notice it unless you were looking for it.
The creators claim that it was not a political statement, and simply about using what props they had “lying around”.
Obviously, the Republican Party chairman, Craig Eaton, doesn’t see any humour in the situation and decries the use of such a prop as disrespecting the office of presidency that George Bush once held. He says that whether it was intended or not, it has become a political issue and he calls for the nation of America to take a stand against such things and boycott the HBO show.
Well, American readers, what say ye? Does this smack of a disrespect of your nation’s leader’s position, or is it a non-issue to you?
In any case, I’m off to fetch a magnifying glass and a copy of the season 1 DVDs to watch them all again and find out what else I have missed!
Editor’s note: Apparently, the head we’re talking about here is the one on the left, not the center one.
[Via E! Online]