Kinda funny how we can’t get a Black Jesus for isht, but Hollyweird has no problem giving us the Devil…
Via NYDailyNews reports:
Why does Satan look suspiciously like President Barack Obama in the History Channel’s hit series The Bible?
That’s the question on many viewers’ lips after Sunday evening’s episode of the popular show featured a devil-playing actor with an uncanny resemblance to the 44th POTUS.
Social networks went into meltdown as thousands of the 13.1 million audience pointed out the eerie similarity between Obama and actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, reports mediaite.com.
Right-wing commentator and radio-host Glenn Beck tweeted: “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”
Twitter user @LeahMChristie also tweeted: “Oh my word…watching The History Channel’s The Bible..does Satan look familiar to anyone else?”
The show, produced by Mark Burnett, is a retelling of the stories from the scriptures in a scripted format, from Genesis to Revelation.
It airs on the History Channel in two-hour chunks on Sunday nights, with its finale scheduled for March 31, Easter Sunday.
Burnett has so far not commented on the controversy.
SMH… On the one hand we can’t be mad at an actor of color getting some work. On the other — couldn’t he have played a Pharoah at least???
Photo Credit: JOE ALBLAS/HISTORY CHANNEL