The show's creators did, and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss laughingly mentioned it on the episode's commentary. George W. Bush's head ended up impaled on a stake because it just happened to be around, the Washington Post reports. Pretty awkward.
"George Bush's head appears in a couple beheading scenes," one of the two creators says in commentary for the episode (watch the commentary on i09). "It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. It's just, we had to use what heads we had around."
HBO released a statement saying they had no idea that this happened but aren't happy about it.
"We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production."
In their own statement, the creators said that someone had "pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush," People reports. "In the DVD Commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have."
E! Online interviewed Craig Eaton, the chairman of the Brooklyn Republican party, who said that even if it's just by accident, putting a former president's head on a stake is unacceptable.
"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," Eaton said, suggesting viewers boycott "Game of Thrones."
In the end, the real question is which is worse-- a former president's head propped up on a stick, or the heinous, tangled wig that decapitated head is wearing. You decide, collegiettes!