YIKES: 'True Blood' Featured Obama-Masked Gunmen In This Week's Controversial Episode

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If you were watching Sunday night’s “True Blood” you may have witnessed a guest appearance by the President of the United States, but not in a walk-on cameo.Rather, Barack Obama‘s likeness appeared in quadruple as four men donned masks of the president.

The group cheered and hollered in the back of a pickup as they gunned down two characters, Sam Merlotte and Luna Garza, known as “shifters” on HBO’s “True Blood.”

The masks were seen briefly during the 42nd and 43rd minutes of Sunday’s episode. 

This comes nearly a month after a decapitated George Bush head was noticed staked in the season 1 commentary of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

An HBO spokesperson told Deadline there’s no connection:

“It’s a complete and utter coincidence and one show has nothing to do with the other.”

Below are more screencaps from the episode: 

barack obama true bloodTwo of the men fired guns at characters.

Photo: HBO Go

barack obama true bloodOne filmed the entire event.

Photo: HBO Go

barack obama true blood

Photo: HBO Go

Note: We lightened up both the thumbnail and top right images simply for clarity. They appeared slightly darker in the episode. 

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