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Satan as Obama in the History Channel's Bible Series?

Posted on the 18 March 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

I saw some of this on social media, chuckled a bit and moved on, not giving it much more thought.  Apparently, I'm being insensitive as it appears the Obama loving media has picked up on it and seem, surprise, outraged:

Casting the devil is a tricky thing; if you're not going with a caricature of a cloven-hooved man all in SatanAsObamared with horns then you're going to have to watch what kind of face you put on the face of evil. History Channel's 10-part miniseries hit "The Bible," however, cast an actor (Mohamen Mehdi Ouazani) to play Satan that -- to some -- seems uncomfortably familiar. 

"Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" tweeted @GlennBeck on Saturday, the day before the show aired to the general public, and linked to a photo from the series Ouazani, hooded and in character. (Beck has taken a vow not to say the name of President Barack Obama in all of 2013, and so uses "that guy" instead.)

That helped lead the charge on Twitter and beyond, as others jumped on the bandwagon to agree -- or voice strong disagreement.


As of Monday morning, show creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey had not addressed the comparisons on Twitter; actor Ouazani does not appear to have a Twitter account. History Channel has not yet responded to requests for a comment.

Some of that Twitter feedback at the link.

Clearly the character playing Jesus should've looked like Obama... that would've have better fit the meme.

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