Numerous viewers of the new HISTORY channel series “The Bible” have taken to the Internet to proclaim the similarities between its depiction of Satan and President Obama.
Glenn Beck also commented on the similarity between actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni and Obama when he Tweeted, “Anyone else think the Devil in ‘The Bible’ Sunday on the History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”
“That Guy,” is the common term that Beck uses for President Obama on his show.
“HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama,” network executives said in an official statement. “The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection.”
“This is utter nonsense…the actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzanni, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected our President,” said Burnett.
When surveying a picture of Ouazanni, it can be observed that he has a much lighter complexion than his character in the series. One could argue that his transformation made him look more similar to Obama.
What do you think? Was this intentional or just a coincidence?