A new manufactured conspiracy or a political statement from Hollywood’s Religious Right?
It seems that during Sunday night’s third installment of the miniseries “The Bible” on The History Channel, Glenn Beck and a growing flock of right-wing nut jobs, took to Twitter and social media to suggest that the actor playing Satan looked like President Barack Obama. Things just went downhill from there.
Is it just a coincidence that the actor who plays Satan in the History’s Channel’s miniseries “The Bible” looks like President Obama? Hundreds of viewers noted the resemblance on Twitter when the devil showed up in Sunday night’s episode — although most weren’t sure whether the casting of actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni was coincidence, or whether the presence of an Obama lookalike was some sort of political statement. Maybe it was just revenge for that time “Game of Thrones” depicted George W. Bush’s severed head on a stick?
“The Bible” is produced by the husband/wife team of Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and Roma Downey (“Touched By an Angel”).
Here’s a sample of the controversy after it erupted on Twitter following Glenn Beck’s original tweet. The responses range from ridiculous to hysterical. And according to a large portion of the tweets, more people seemed upset that Joseph, Mary, and Jesus were all portrayed by caucasians. (Roma gave herself the plump role of the Virgin Mary.)