Game of Thrones creators have admitted using former United States President George W Bush's severed head in several scenes, angering Republican politicians, with one calling for a 'boycott' of the show.
In the tenth episode of the popular HBO fantasy series during a scene in the capital city of King's Landing, there is a row of severed heads, put there as a warning to anyone wanting to challenge King Joffrey.
In one scene, the King is showing his bride-to-be Sansa what her father Ned's head looks like on a stake as a warning and, nearby, is a replica of the former American President's head, also on a stake, but with long hair and covered in dirt.
On the DVD commentary, the show's creators David Benioff and D.B Weiss admitted they had used the head, but that it was out of necessity and not politically motivated.
"People may not have noticed this but back up...the last head on the left is George Bush," one said on the commentary.
"George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,"the other added.
"It's not a choice. It's not a political statement. It's just.. we had to use what heads we had lying around."
However Craig Eaton, chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party, called it 'despicable'.
"I think that it's despicable. As a country, Democrats, Republicans, we have to have respect for the office and the individuals,' Mr Eaton told the Daily Mail.
"Once we lose that respect, the United States looks weak.
"Think about what people outside the country think when they see how Americans are disparaging their own former presidents.
"Whether you like him or dislike him, whether you're of the same political persuasion or not, we still have to respect the office of the presidency and all of those who hold that presidency.
"Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue. They should boycott watching this particular show."
When it was put to Mr Eaton the creators had not intended to be political, he added: ''It doesn't matter what their intent is."They didn't intend it to be political, but now that it is, they should remove it."
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