Monday, March 18, 2013

The Anti-Christ

If you've been watching the miniseries on the History Channel, The Bible, you know that last night Christ went into the wilderness and was tempted by the Devil himself.

Some folks are taking umbrage, saying that the actor that played the Devil looked a lot like President Obama.

The actor on the left is a white guy,   He's a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor, Mehdi Ouzaani.   The actor on the right is our president.  He doesn't do a very good job at the role, and frankly, he's a terrible stage personality.  The actor on the left is highly acclaimed.  Here's the History Channel's statement.
History channel has the highest respect for President Obama,” the network said in a statement. “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.”
Were I the History Channel, here's how I would have responded:
We regret that some viewers can't tell the difference between a white guy in makeup and the President of the United States.  We think that President Obama would be mis-cast as Satan, but we hope our audience will recognize him when we get to the episode about the Anti-Christ.

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