Obama as The Devil?

Is Satan Supposed To Look Exactly Like Obama On History’s ‘The Bible?’

If you were watching The Bible on the History Channel the other day, you may have noticed that the actor playing Satan looks an awful lot like our commander in chief. If so, you’re definitely not the only one.

Created by Roma Downey and her husband, reality TV demigod Mark Burnett, The Bible adapts Christianity’s holy book from Genesis to Revelation in “one grand narrative” within five two-hour parts.

In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, the couple wrote of their intentions, “we wanted to show how the Old Testament connects seamlessly to the New Testament. How they are one sweeping story with one grand, overriding message: God loves each one of us as if we were the only person in all the world to love.”

But is the idea that President Barack Obama is the Devil sort of a bonus message?

Satan, a.k.a. The Bible‘s “Big Bad,” showed up on Sunday night, with hundreds of viewers on Twitter noting the actor’s resemblance to President Obama. Actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni looks pretty much exactly like Obama, albeit a slightly older version, so his casting as the Devil seemed like a political statement to some viewers.

It’s not like TV shows are opposed to doing such a thing. Remember Game of Thrones? The now-infamous impalement of George W. Bush’s head on a spike?

What do you think? Is Satan supposed to look exactly like Obama on History’s The Bible? Sound off below our gallery of famous depictions of The Devil: