If you have had access to any kind of media in the past day or so, chances are you have come across this image of the devil from the History Channel’s epic miniseries, “The Bible.”
Does he look familiar? A lot of people seem to think so. The Internet went ablaze this week when side-by-side comparisons of this version of Satan and various photos of President Obama made the rounds. As the Internet is known to do, it sparked quite a bit of controversy as people began to assume that the similarities weren’t exactly accidental.
Eventually, the accusations became so widespread that the History Channel and the people behind the film had to chime in to defend the film.
Christa Schoeman, the makeup artist who worked on Satan actor Mehdi Ouzanni, scoffed at the entire idea, “There was not an inch of thought about President Obama in my head at any time. I can guarantee that President Obama had nothing to do with it in any shape or form.”
Mark Burnett, one of the film’s executive producers and the man behind hit reality show, “Survivor” further defended the makeup and the actor wearing it, “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 ever elected our president.”
So, there you have it. We can all relax now. Let’s all get back to posting videos of cats failing to jump from object to object.