History Channel’s new miniseries ‘The Bible’ is throwing up great numbers in Nielsen ratings, but it’s also throwing up its first bit of controversy after revealing their version of Satan:
Just like an old, leathery Leonard Nimoy meeting Zachary Quinto for a generational Spock meetup on the Star Trek reboot, the similarity between History Channel’s Satan and United States President Barack Obama is uncanny.
The first analyst on the scene to praise the make-up artists was an exicted Glenn Beck, who broke the story to the world.
While one cannot rule out the possibility that the resemblance is purely coincidental, ‘The Bible’ has quickly established itself as a well scripted epic that makes use of great cinemotography and costuming. Whoever’s watchful eye is doing character production on the show could not have missed the similarity.
The actor playing the devil, Mehdi Ouzaani, could not be reached for comment at time of report. But already, emails are pouring into the show to offer praise and condemnation, while social media networks like Twitter and Facebook are still aflame trying to figure out if History Channel is intentionally calling Obama ‘the devil’.
No matter public perception, last Sunday’s episode raked in an impressive 12.8 million viewers.