Television viewers took to Twitter and Facebook Sunday night to point out the similarities between Moroccan actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni and the Commander-in-Chief.
“That resemblance is uncanny,” wrote one viewer on my Facebook page. “It looks like President Obama 20 years from now.”
“Is it just me or does Satan look familiar,” a reader tweeted.
“Wait a sec…” wrote another.
The cable network released a statement refuting the comparisons and noted that Ouazanni has been portraying satanic characters long before President Obama was elected.
“History Channel has the highest respect for President Obama,” the statement read. “The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection.”
Executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett also released statements calling Obama a fellow Christian who they love and respect.
“False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible,” they said.
So there you have it, folks. There is no connection between the Lake of Fire and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Regardless – that’s still one heck of a doppelganger.
“The Bible” is the most-watched cable television show of the year. The 10-part series concludes on Easter Sunday.