'Bible' Series Satan Is Obama Lookalike & It's Sure to Attract Hellishly Good Ratings (PHOTO)

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The Bible seriesSo, have you been watching The Bible? As in, the ten-hour television series created by famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, which is airing on the History Channel? Apparently it's doing quite well, having pulled in 14.1 million viewers last week, which is more than any other show on cable television in 2013. Maybe it's because people have been hungering for a fresh visual take on a familiar religious epic … or maybe it's because everyone's freaking out over the fact that they cast Obama as Satan.

Okay, it's not actually Obama -- but there sure seems to be an uncomfortable resemblance between the ultimate bad guy, played by actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, and the Prez.

I'm not 100 percent sure I would have noticed it on my own if I were watching, but plenty of folks reacted via Twitter once Satan appeared onscreen:

Oh my word....watching The History Channel's The Bible...does Satan look familiar to anyone else?

Just caught 5 minutes of #TheBible on History Channel... Satan looks like Obama-- say what?!

Oh my ! Watching the Bible on history channel. Satan looks like Obama. Who ever played satan looks like Obama.... CREEPY

The Bible on the History channel portrayed the temptation of Christ in the desert and satan looked exactly like Barack Obama. Coincidence?

Of course, it probably didn't help that noted conservative Glenn Beck weighed in with this comment: "Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?"

So, DOES he look like That Guy? I'm getting more of a Sith Lord vibe from his image than anything else, but it is kind of weird how, at least in this one particular photo, Satan sorta does resemble Obama's evil older brother. (And nothing at all like the actor himself -- check out this picture of Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni from 2008.)

Satan Obama


This whole thing reminds me of that time a severed head that suspiciously resembled George Bush appeared on Game of Thrones. The show creators said it wasn't a political statement ("We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around"), but HBO got a ton of flak for it and ended up removing it from future DVD releases.

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again. Look, I'm just a decapitated HEAD, I can't get this stuff straight."

HBO also got a ton of attention for it, of course, and the same thing's happening for The Bible. Whether or not someone intended Satan to look like Obama, it certainly can't be hurting viewership. Heck, I might tune in next time just to see what all the fuss is about.

Do you think the Satan character in The Bible is meant to look like President Obama?

Images via History.com, HBO

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Vegeta Vegeta

On a scale of 1-10 he'd be a 7 in the lookalike department. I thought he looked like pretty much all my Dominican friends fathers lol.

bills... billsfan1104

First I didn't know that Roma Downey was married to Mark Burnett. Second, the severed head was an old Bush Prop. Third, this Satan does look like Obama, but I see no political statement here, just like Bush's head. But I will say, that there would probably be more of a political connection with Bush's severed hea than an actor that looks like Obama playing Satan

nonmember avatar KateB

I didn't see the Obama lookalike aspect at all. My first thought was Emperor Palpatine. In the picture above, there is more amber than there was on the show. He was the palest of white so I think that picture might be doctored to make their point. Either way, I really am enjoying the series.

belon... belongs2Jesus

yes I do think there are similarities

this is from "the Bible's" facebook page.

“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.”

Executive Producer, Roma Downey added, "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for 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.”

belon... belongs2Jesus

now I would say their "he is a fellow christian" remark is questionable but still that is their words.

Jeff Tabak

Seriously? You really think 14 million plus ppl are watching this just because of satan and Obama? You really do not understand nor give enough credit to the American ppl

tuffy... tuffymama

Obama is not a Christian, first of all. Second, that pic has been Ted Turnered. It was shaded like the OJ magazine cover. Third, weak minded pot stirrers abound, and must make controversy at every turn. Fourth, Obama and Bush will wish their heads were merely on pikes when they get what's coming to their evil asses in the hereafter.

Mom_o... Mom_of_3_boys08

Wow. To tuffymama, Obama is not a Christian? Where did you come up with that? O yeah, you were worshipping with him at church right? If you claim to be a Christian then you should know how Un-Christian like it is to question someones faith. I along with millions others believe he is a Christian based off what he says he is and where he worships. But you believe what you want. Smh. on another note, is really dumb to think this show will get higher ratings because a character looks like Obama, which he doesn't. What an ignorant and rude assessment. Must be bored.

nonmember avatar Nikki

Mom_of_3_boys08, Obama said 'my Muslim faith' on national tv. He is no Christian though he may try and claim it. Just a little fyi..

nonmember avatar dudley

Maybe she came up with it from Obama's statement on meet the press saying his Muslim faith and you tube him and Michelle saying Kenya is his home country but of course everything he says is a lie so make your own call

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