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