The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones found themselves in hot water this week after it was discovered George W. Bush’s likeness was featured on one of the piked heads in a scene from Game of Thrones, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
Though the head was given a wig of long hair, spattered in mud and turned mostly away from the camera, the distinctive upper lip was a giveaway. And the creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pointed it out in the DVD commentary on the episode.
“George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,” the duo revealed in their commentary. “It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around.”
Though the DVD set has been on the market since early March, it wasn’t until this week that the media discovered the bit of trivia buried in the commentary on the show’s first season finale.