In what HBO confirms is an unfortunate coincidence, mere weeks after the pay-network sustained criticism for an episode of Game of Thrones which was recently revealed to have a replica of President George W. Bush’s head on a spike, this week’s True Blood featured a scene in which men in President Obama masks committed a hate-crime. It’s not nearly as incendiary as actually placing a president’s likeness is a bloody situation like Bush on GoT, but the use is questionable at best. And if the vampiric series had just stuck with the age-old comedy standard — the Richard Nixon mask — I’d wager a pint of fairy blood that no one would have batted an eye.
Finally, you can’t end a conversation about Nixon masks without referencing the bank robbery from Point Break (twice). Police everywhere can blame this cult classic for the times they inevitably had to deal with idiots dressed like former presidents in half-assed heists in the wake of the film’s release and, let’s be honest, even today.
Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler.