Yesterday — after news surfaced that Game of Thrones featured a scene in which George W. Bush's head was given a cameo and the right-side of the Internet erupted in collective indignation — HBO officials issued a formal apology, adding that they "were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste." So, that should calm everybody down, right?
Haha, no seriously. Such apologies seem pretty unlikely to calm the jangled patriot-nerves of conservatives like Brooklyn GOP chair Craig Eaton, who has never seen the show but also is never ever going to watch the show now. So, take that, HBO…
"I think that it's despicable. As a country, Democrats, Republicans, we have to have respect for the office and the individuals," Mr. Eaton said to the Mail Online. "Once we lose that respect, the United States looks weak."…
"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," Mr. Eaton said. He said that even he would never condone President Barack Obama's head being impaled for a television show.
"Americans of all political persuasions should stand up and demand that things like this should not continue," Mr. Eaton said.
Right on! Rally the troops, Craig!
"They should boycott watching this particular show."
Hmmmm… yes, a boycott. That's certainly one way to go about it. But, I don't know… Here's the thing with that. At the end of this last season, we finally got a good look at some White Walkers and they had this entire army of the undead that they were bringing to… Well, that's not important. Let's just suffice to say that right now is not a good time for a Game of Thrones boycott. Maybe after next season.
Although, jeeze. I'm really kinda dying to find out who Jon Snow's mother is. Oh, and what's going to happen with Dany's dragons. Is she ever coming back to Westeros?
I'll tell you what. I'll boycott the show right after we find out who's going to sit upon the Iron Throne permanently. Is that a good compromise?
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