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Does History Channel's 'Satan' Look Like Obama? - PHOTO


Mediaite reports that social media exploded when the devil appeared in the History Channel series The Bible on Sunday night:

Even prior to the episode’s showing, Glenn Beck tweeted: “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”, adding a photo...Once the episode aired, Twitter exploded with commentary on the matter. Most noted it was likely unintentional, chalking it up to an amusing coincidence....At this time, neither History Channel nor Mark Burnett, The Bible series’s creator, has issued any statement on the matter."

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  1. The History channel has become as ridiculous as the Learning Channel- and yes that actor is made up to look like President Obama- and of course this was done on purpose- it's hard to believe that anyone involved in this production did not notice- also casting a black actor as Satan- is in questionable taste.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 18, 2013 5:28:21 PM

  2. Obama may not be the devil but he is responsible for some real evil stuff.

    Posted by: david | Mar 18, 2013 5:45:36 PM

  3. sorry, but the use of this so called "devil" is no coincidence...if you follow these religious right wing zealots they truly believe Obama is Satan, the devil, a Nazi.....etc and it fits into their racist hatred of Obama.......remember the Obama compared to a monkey and a hanging of him in effigy....well this follow the same sick and disrespectual caricature of Obama......and they call themselves Christian.........pathetic

    Posted by: Bernie | Mar 18, 2013 7:23:26 PM

  4. @ Ratbastard

    It simply doesn't matter, but the rule is that the older the source the greater probability of being true. For example, in genealogy if the 1870 census says that your great grandfather is 14 but in the 1860 census it says he was 2, then you use the 1860 census.

    Israel was then as it is today, a genetic and commercial crossroads. As Jesus was described in early texts as being "fair", and given that the story of Jesus says that he was conceived in a unwed woman in Roman occupied Israel, it's not unrealistic to allow that he may well have been lighter than the rest of your garden variety members of the House of David. Moreover, if you also allow for the rather likely possibility that he was not of low birth, then he could well have resembled his cousin Herod.

    In any event, this bunch here would rather the black guy not get the part of Satan. So they don't want the black guy to work apparently. I'll bet they didn't have a problem with a black guy playing Jesus Christ in countless "edgy" versions o f JC Superstar

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 18, 2013 7:57:13 PM

  5. "COINCIDENTALLY...I read a rumour that the History Channel is now owned by a Christian broadcasting company. Hmm........"

    Imagine Christians trying to re-manufacture the story of how things went down...I don't think we've been down that road yet.

    Posted by: Clint | Mar 18, 2013 9:58:43 PM

  6. @Chitown Kev,

    Oh man. Now you do sound like you have a chip on your shoulder if you're suggesting I don't think Arab or Semitic men can be hot.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2013 10:55:26 PM

  7. Yes the actor resembles Obama. And?

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 18, 2013 11:06:27 PM

  8. many portuguese and spaniards are genetically partially sephardic jews, before the inquisition, and many others have moorish blood as well...

    mediterranean people, from lisbon to telaviv, run the gamut as far as their looks....

    Posted by: V-8 | Mar 19, 2013 12:01:35 AM

  9. @ratbastard

    no chip on my shoulder at's just that by my own empirical observations and (ahem!)experimentation with Arab/Semitic types, the two are not mutually exclusive.

    That had more to do with the way you constructed your statement than anything else, not accusing you of anything.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Mar 19, 2013 9:19:42 AM

  10. Yes, that does look like "The Gay President" but I don't think this one spends so much on golf.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 19, 2013 3:30:34 PM

  11. Yes, that does look like "The Gay President" but I don't think this one spends so much on golf.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 19, 2013 3:30:35 PM

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