The creators of the TV series 'Game Of Thrones' have come out and apologised to George W Bush after a decapitated head shown in the first season was mentioned as being similar to the former President of the United States, reports the BBC News.

The incident was first picked up on by fans of the show when it appeared on TV, and was later referenced by show creators David Benioff and D.B Weiss when providing the director's commentary for the DVD of the first season. However, an official apology by the show's network HBO read "After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise."

The statement went on to describe the matter as "unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste". Continuing, it added "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." When mentioning the head in the DVD commentary of the film, the creators say "It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around."