History Channel mini-series ‘The Bible’ chooses Obama look-alike as Satan
The Satan character from the History Channel’s smash miniseries “The Bible,” played by actor Mehdi Ouzaani, bears a striking resemblance to President Obama, millions of Americans agree. Widespread conversation about the topic occurred on social media Sunday night and Monday, with most speculating the resemblance must have been done by design.
The uproar caused producers of the History Channel show to issue an official denial of the resemblance. In a statement to a Fox affiliate, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey said, “This is utter nonsense. 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.”
His prior experience playing Satanic roles would hardly seem to disqualify any conspiracy theories regarding their intent, however.