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Did you see Bush in "Game of Thrones"?

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Yep, his head was on a stake. Is this okay with Dems?

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Huh?  I must have missed it.  I have watched every episode of Game of Thrones.

  2. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago

    I googled and found this:

    George W. Bush was recently voted the most unpopular American President ever. Just how much do people hate him? Here's an example - HBO drama Game Of Thrones used Dubya's likeness in a gruesome scene featuring the decapitated enemies of the villainous King Joffrey.

    Joffrey has his enemies killed and their heads displayed on stakes. This particular scene features rows of such heads on stakes, one of which is the erstwhile President's. Dubya's head also appears in more than one beheading scene in the series.

    On the DVD commentary for Game Of Thrones, creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain that Dubya's likeness was used out of necessity, saying: "It's not a choice. It's not a political statement. It's just we had to use whatever heads we had around."

    They have since apologised: "We can't afford to have [prosthetic body parts] 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 ... We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.

    HBO has also apologised after the story went viral, saying: "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste ... We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production."

    http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_story.aspx … nid=231888

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad they apologized. I was just wondering what Dems thought of it. I didn't think that you would approve of this sort of thing, PP, but some on the left would be all for it. Just try to imagine what would happen if it had been Obama instead of W. It would be all over the news!

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I think it's in poor taste and shouldn't have happened.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It has been all over the news. And I agree, using a living person depicted that way is in very bad taste.

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I haven't seen it on the TV news, but to be honest, I haven't watched the tube much for the last day or two.

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        screamingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree in poor taste. And I'm sure Some Democrats would be all for it. But had it been Obama, Some Republicans would be all for it. And to be honest, it's not news worthy. We have more important problems to deal with. These are just distractions by both Parties.

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, there are plenty who hate Obama, too. I really don't understand bitter hatred. Maybe I'm just too lazy to invest the required intensity. lol

    2. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just a technical note: You have to be careful copying and pasting too much of an article. This could be considered plagiarism.

    3. Teddletonmr profile image80
      Teddletonmrposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey habee & Pretty Panther  thanks for the heads up. I must  admit, I question whether using the likeness of Mr. Bush was truly accidental before all the fuss..
      I shutter to think what the outcome would be in the event Mr. Obama was disrespected in such a way.
      Be well and enjoy your day:)

  3. ptosis profile image82
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    The head doesn't look like Bush and the view is from behind. Only because during the commentary was the head related to Bush 43. Here's the picture - unrecognizable -

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6763283_f248.jpg

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now they said Bush I can see a slight resemblance...but it would never have occurred to me that that was meant to be him otherwise.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It was before Barb made him cut his hair. lol

        1. American View profile image61
          American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          LOL smile

  4. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 4 years ago

    Michael Myers is a William Shatner Mask.

    Much adieu about nothing

 
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