In an episode Sunday night of "The Bible" miniseries documentary airing on the History Channel, the character of Satan eerily resembled President Obama to a lot of viewers. Twitter went crazy with those offended by the similarities. In a USA Today report March 18, executive producers of "The Bible," Mark Burnett and wife, Roma Downey, reacted to the outcry.
Burnett and Downey released this statement:
"This is utter nonsense.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 elected as our President."
Downey added that all of the protest is simply a distraction from learning the truth about what's being conveyed on the show.
"Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of 'The Bible,'" she said.
As for how the History Channel feels about the entire backlash, they explained that they have the utmost respect for the nation's president.
"History Channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History's The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
With all of this said, were viewers being too uptight about the Obama and Satin look-alike?