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Much is being made of the striking resemblance between Satan in History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ and President Barack Obama.
I don’t see it; the eyes are not the same, the eyebrows are off. Plus, the show’s ‘Satan’ character is dark skinned, while Obama, who is mixed, is more fair skinned. Well, they do say Obama is a card carrying member of the Illuminati.
Coincidence, or not-so-subtle political commentary?
A major hit already, History Channel’s 10-part miniseries The Bible is stirring up extra attention for its casting. The role of Satan, i.e. the bad guy, is played by the actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, who, thanks to makeup and other production tricks, bears a startling resemblance to President Barack Obama.
The resemblance was pointed out on Twitter while the show still aired on Sunday. Glenn Beck, the Christian conservative broadcaster who has called the series “one of the most important shows in decades,” sent out a tweet with a screenshot. Beck, who refuses to use Obama’s name, referred to the president as “That Guy.”
Update: The History Channel has responded to the controversy:
“History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”
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