Does Satan from 'The Bible' resemble President Obama?
History Channel character sparks Biblical controversy
- Duration 5:45
- Date Mar 19, 2013
History Channel character sparks Biblical controversy
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Compact segment tonight that miniseries a vital area on the History Channel getting good ratings.
But now as a rather intense controversy going on take a look at this scene that features Satan.
-- -- -- From every room.
From the moment.
So does this -- have a -- double and he's got a hoodie I didn't know the devil wore a hoodie.
Now I see a lot of hands up by you guys know -- resembles.
Now this can't be an accident so we asked the producer the Bible Mark Burnett tried to appear this evening but he declined reduction to come on the program.
Joining us from LA Paul -- covers television for the Hollywood reporter here in the studio Linda Stacey does the same thing.
The New York Post -- -- before you I get you wanna put up the actor's picture.
So -- everybody can see what the actual actor playing -- looks like a pop that up right now.
-- he doesn't look anything life.
And now pop that picture the -- back -- the that double in the Bible's -- about that and so they made him up and he'd.
Definitely looks like Barack Obama and you said.
I think he absolutely likes looks like Barack Obama and I'm my first impression was well at least they have one black person in that in this mini series.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Okay -- because it is a white actor.
So you believe it is I don't want to put words in amount that you believe that Burnett and his wife Roma Downey who -- the producers of the Bible.
Did this intentionally they wanted to have.
Seton look like Barack Obama I can't speak for them I can only say that all the good guys are very -- I don't know.
The last thing Mormon the resemble yes -- now but then they I mean she was going to and then White House today she says oh he's one of -- my Christian Brothers.
Maybe it would get I was going to the way the -- went down I was on the White House today that didn't -- pre scheduled trial.
I hope when I don't have I hope the president didn't didn't see it I what do you sinister not -- today for dinner.
I also think that there is a likeness there but I don't think it was purposeful.
I'm mark Burnett's -- really his wife's that I won't ever happen supporters.
Because -- book big supporters of Obama they'd given him money they praise them all the time on the record.
So possibly maybe some makeup artist or some somebody -- with CGI and somebody went -- and made him look more like Obama that's a possibility to.
But I don't think there's any way to History Channel.
-- -- the Burnett's said hey make that.
Oh man I don't know I don't you know somebody to somebody's Freudian slip -- shouting America and it well.
When you shoot this is -- you know this huge smile on his.
You see it out dailies you know all.
And I mean this actor is a Moroccan guy walks in his look anything like the double slot and they used to make the Moroccan guy what do they have to even make a mop.
Nobody knows what to double looks like Alicia watch ML BJ.
-- on the get.
They may not been black face let's go what -- and I knew how -- it may happen if the same color as.
The president and I don't think it's a racist when I'm not saying it is and I do think it's an Obama there's no.
Black people in this except when it comes to entity -- Jesus -- psyche -- -- And I know I have the Scottish accent the other people have been like the king's English and they they have blue eyes.
I think into the -- I'm sure you have to how many wants do you see walking around in major -- -- -- -- -- I don't know I don't even -- I don't even agree with Linda that he's in black things I mean that's not black he's -- is some kind of weird complexion.
That's not a surprise us just by the -- think this is actually girlish of -- I think it's intentional and I don't think it's right by the way I don't think you.
I I don't think I I think that -- look.
I -- Mark -- pretty well.
He came on this program to promote the Bible he wanted everybody to get the word now he has a controversy on his hands suddenly he's not available tomorrow.
That tells me all I really need to know -- -- he knew that this was gonna cause now.
It works to his advantage Linda because we're buzz and it now people are gonna want more people watch it I I don't.
Necessarily think that this is the kind of controversy.
That will create buzz to watch the show.
I mean up at when I was when I was -- -- Brohm who.
Looking to review the book I spoke to several priests one monsignor and they said it's going to be a success no matter what because.
Television is so devoid of religious programming and religious people sure people are hungry like this story -- -- -- -- -- later this would will and people to watch it -- looking at an online they see it they felt my -- it -- list.
No pun intended it does look like the double.
Times are behind you want to revise your your opinion that this is just a coincidence and -- Burnett just couldn't come on tonight because he has a prior engagement of some kind and -- would.
Not want to speak to five million people about his that is mini series to hit a lot of you'll know a lot.
You figured I'd wanna get too cozy with you and Fox News -- -- you know I really bad career -- he's -- on his show was.
But I I do have friends in Hollywood kind of in the underground Christian right wing community who agree with you that there's no possibility that this is a coincidence yeah.
And if yes there are people in Hollywood that are Christian -- really have to be underground.
What within a fly regulate them and -- that's all right.
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