The History Channel miniseries The Bible was already a big television hit, but after the ‘Satan’ character made his first appearance in human form, there’s even more buzz and controversy surrounding the religious miniseries.
Twitter was set ablaze after Christian conservative broadcaster, Glen Beck, made a comparison between the look of the ‘Satan’ character and that of President Obama.
“Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory Channel looks exactly like That Guy?,” tweeted Beck, refusing to acknowledge Obama by name. Although the radio talks show host didn’t utter the President’s name, it was obvious to others on Twitter and the comparison set off a wild fire that may burn into all eternity.
Moroccan actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni portrays the devil in the series, and thanks to the makeup job, he really does have an eerily close resemblance to the commander in chief.
Now, the question is, was there a deliberate attempt at creating ‘Satan’ with similar facial characteristics to Obama, or was this all just a coincidence.
There doesn’t seem to be any reason why the creators of the series would intentionally take this subtle jab at Obama. The Bible spawns from collaboration between Mark Burnett (Celebrity Apprentice and Sarah Palin’s Alaska) and his wife, Roma Downey. Burnett has donated to the campaigns of several Democratic candidates, including Obama in 2008.
Producers of The Bible have yet to make any public comments on this matter.