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Homeland's Damian Lewis Worried He Might Have Offended Obama with a Muslim Joke: VIDEO


President Obama is a fan of the Showtime series Homeland and wanted a box set. Actor Damian Lewis says that he was asked to sign it by the Teamsters Union who was giving it to Obama as a gift, and told UK TV host Jonathan Ross over the weekend about what he wrote.

“Claire Danes had written something lovely and sweet, saying I've been a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours. I thought that's pretty stylish. I thought, I’ll think of something great. Something classy. And I went: ‘From one Muslim to another’  — in an indelible Sharpie. I couldn't take it back. I was then writing emails for the whole of the next week going: ‘I do hope he understands irony.’”


For those who don't watch the show, Lewis plays a former POW Marine returned stateside who is a suspected terrorist and secretly practicing Muslim.

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  1. This comment is a little off topic, and I'm not a Ross fan, but his set is amazing:

    It looks like the colors have even been improved a little bit since that photo was taken.

    I wish US talk shows would upgrade/ditch the look they all copied from talk shows in the middle of the last century.

    Posted by: Eric | Nov 12, 2012 10:19:40 AM

  2. Gahahah! Thanks for the morning laugh. LOVE Damian Lewis. That's hilarious.

    Posted by: ESA | Nov 12, 2012 10:38:31 AM

  3. Damian Lewis and Claire Danes are brilliant on Homeland- a reason to watch Sunday television in the fall-along with Dexter.

    Posted by: nick | Nov 12, 2012 11:06:49 AM

  4. @NICK I agree. A great way to pass a Sunday evening!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 12, 2012 11:31:12 AM

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