Viewers who watched “The Bible” mini series took to social media to quickly point out a disturbing observation. The character, Satan has a striking resemblance to Barack Obama. The actor, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, obviously wore makeup.
Twitter was abuzz:
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 18, 2013
Though I don't believe it was intentional, that whole Satan/Obama thing was hilarious. #TheBible
— Savannah (@thesavvy) March 18, 2013
The bible on the history channel Sunday. Best episode yet. Don't miss it. Does satan look EXACTLY like Obama? Y e s!
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 15, 2013
— Rob B (@rovibe71) March 13, 2013
What do you think? Accident or intentional?
The producers have responded to the accusations:
“This is utter nonsense,” executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey said in a statement. “The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics — including Satanic characters — long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.”