HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has ignited a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed that a mock-up of former US president George W. Bush's decapitated head on a spike was using during a gory battle scene.
Now, Republican politicians are calling for a boycott of the popular series after the stunt was revealed. The show's creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss made the stunning announcement on the Season One's DVD commentary, but have insisted that there was nothing political about the scene.
The scene was included on the tenth episode of Season One, and features the disembodied head of Dubya, with long, straggly hair, covered in mud and impaled on a massive wooden stake. The show's creators did make sure to point out the former Prez's impaled head in the DVD commentary, stating "People may not have noticed this but back up...the last head on the left is George Bush." The creators did make sure to point out that there was no political statement in using Bush's head during the scene, they simply had to use whatever fake heads that were available at the time of filming.
Not everyone is so convinced. Craig Eaton, president of the Brooklyn Republican Party believes "it's despicable. As a country, Democrats, Republicans, we have to have respect for the office and the individuals,' Mr Eaton said. "Once we lose that respect, the United States looks weak."