updated 06/14/2012 AT 11:45 AM ET
•originally published 06/14/2012 AT 10:15 AM ET
George W. Bush was once head of state. Today, he may be more concerned with the state of his head.
HBO has apologized for gruesomely disrespecting the former president by putting the likeness of his head on a stake in the network’s fantasy hit Game of Thrones – in a scene that the producers joke about in the commentary track on the DVD. (Watch on io9.com.)
“We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste,” HBO said in a statement.