President’s severed head blurred
scene featuring the severed head of George W. Bush has been blurred by editors of Game of Thrones (pictured) so it can no longer be identified as that of the former US leader. Pranksters caused controversy when they put a mock-up of Bush’s head on a spike in episode 10 of the show’s first season. The editors felt sure the split-second image would stay an in-joke but eagle-eyed TV viewers saw it and hit the internet, sparking criticism on TV blogs and websites. Outraged HBO bosses pulled the episode from iTunes and halted shipments of the DVD.