Did 'The Bible' compare Barack Obama to Satan? Producers respond to Glenn Beck's comments

The History Channel's highly-rated miniseries "The Bible" stirred up controversy this week when Satan made an appearance, played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouzaani. Many viewers took to Twitter and commented on Ouzaani's perceived resemblence to President Barack Obama. Conservative commentator Glenn Beck tweeted, "Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" -- with "That Guy" being Beck's preferred term to reference Obama.The History Channel immediately shut down Beck's statement."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," the network says in a statement. Executive producer Mark Burnett says, "This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in...



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