Rod Stewart says Instagram post showing mock execution was him acting out ‘Game of Thrones’

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Rod Stewart provoked the ire of the internet Thursday with a hastily deleted Instagram post from the Abu Dhabi desert.

While on tour in the region, the 72-year-old singer appeared in an image on his wife, Penny Lancaster’s, page that appeared to stage a mock execution.

The videotaped scene shows Stewart making a cutting motion across a man’s neck, as the man kneels over the desert sand. The clip, which has since been deleted, looks eerily similar to Islamic State (ISIS) beheadings that have been posted online.

On Twitter, Stewart apologized and said he and his friends were just “larking about” and the video was “understandably … misinterpreted.” Read more…

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