Obama-Devil resemblance on 'The Bible' sets off firestorm

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Obama-Devil resemblance on 'The Bible' sets off firestorm
 

 

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The resemblance between President Obama and an actor who plays the devil on History's "The Bible" has drawn more than a little notice.

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck was among the first to take to Twitter to point out the resemblance between Obama and actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouzanni. A slew of tweets and news stories ensued, many from Obama supporters who weren't pleased.

Bing: Mark Burnett says God was present on set of 'The Bible'

History did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

In the miniseries, the actor resembles an older version of the U.S. president. Last year, HBO's "Game of Thrones" came under criticism when its executive producers said in a DVD commentary that a fake head of President George W. Bush was impaled on a spike in one scene.

"The Bible" has been a huge hit for History, drawing 13.1 million for its first episode and 10.8 million for its second. It is executive produced by "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett.

Last week, one of its executive producers, Scott Sassa, resigned as Hearst's entertainment and syndication president after what the New York Post described as a s3xting scandal involving a stripper.

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Sith Lord Barrack Obama
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was jesus white in it?
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 Dee Grande said:
was jesus white in it?

Does Frank Ocean like p*nis?
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lol its obvious
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This is a major reason why i've stopped watching this miniseries. Not just in the instance of Satan looking like the president, but as a whole how people of color (non-white) are depicted.

here are excerpts from an article that pretty much describes my angst towards the production:

One of the hallmarks of Rona Downey's and Mark Burnett's vision of the Bible is the erasure of the Afro-Asiatic Israelite ethnic identity and its replacement with a white, American fundamentalist Christian identity.
Consider the creation of humanity, told in a flashback. Humanity was created from the humus, an earthling from the earth, in Hebrew an adam from the adamah. Instead of the rich brown-red soil native to Israel, Palestine and the Great Rift Valley which descends from the Holy Land down into Kenya and Tanzania, the producers use sandy white soil from which springs a sandy white man. However, Satan is played by a Middle Mastern man, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni. While widely advertising a "Hispanic" Jesus, the producers actually cast a Portugese actor, Diogo Morgado, with white skin as Jesus. His skin has to be white since Roma Downey (of Touched By An Angel fame, part of the powerhouse team along with Mark Burnett behind this anachronistic whitewash of the bible) cast herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary
The second way the production replaces authentic Israelite identity with a white American fundamentalist and evangelical construction is in the use of quintessentially American race motifs like that of the big black buck or Mandingo, the brutishly strong, bestial black man and his preferential taste for white women. By transforming all of the Afro-Asiatic Israelites into white people, "simply" casting an Afro-British actor as Samson stages a lynching propaganda piece that the Klan would be proud of under the cover of the bible and "diversity."
There is no room in the Burnett-Downey recreation of the bible in their own image – right down to their own skin tones – for strong biblical women so they simply exclude them. A partial list of the women who have been cut from the narrative include: Yocheved, Moses' mother and the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah, Zipporah, Moses' wife and her sisters so that Moses is not the product of a strong community of women all of whom save his life in different episodes, but a lone ranger, a man who became a hero on his own. Hoglah, Milcah, Maacah, Noah and Tirtzah, the daughters of Zelophehad who are mentioned in more biblical books than there are Gospels, for whom God changed inheritance laws in the Torah that women might receive an inheritance – not worthy of attention. The great woman-warrior, Prophet and Judge (sharing those titles with Moses and Samuel and no one else, not even Joshua) Deborah, who ruled the nation – excised. Hannah, the theological revolutionary who taught the priesthood how to pray – unnecessary.
There is a final whitewashing, silencing strategy employed by these producers. That is sanitizing genocide, slavery – when the Israelites are the slavers, s3xual violence and heterodox theologies. The bible is a wonderfully rich, complicated, challenging, illuminating, revelatory text. It is also horrifically violent and does not say what we want the way we want it to. We must take it in its entirety seriously as a cultural and historical artifact and as scripture – if that is our confession.
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Not only did they make Jesus white, but they made the so-called devil black
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 Arson said:
Sith Lord Barrack Obama

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So this guy looks Satan in this show looks like Obama...

I don't see it bruh
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Devil isn't real, who gives a fu*k.
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Reaching!!!
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It's a bunch of white people....there's no black, no Asian, no Hebrew-Arab looking people...it looks like the cast of the Mickey Mouse club grown up

Blonde hair, blue eye people....it's quite pathetic and kinda low budget...that scene where Moses part the sea was mad cheap looking and totally not how it was.....plus they are omitting key facts and details for entertainment purposes

So yes the key person in this story is a black man where every hero is white...it's pathetic and reminiscing of old black n white movies where the kkk was depicted as god like where black people were immoral
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 THERETURNOFK2Z said:
Does Frank Ocean like p*nis?
that figures...his hair wasn't blonde was it?
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Who cares if they make Jesus white...he isn't real.


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Here's "Jesus" from the same show for yall btw...


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This sh*t is like the Mormon faith where blacks were evil and banish to wear darker skin as punishment....fu*k this stupid a.ss production
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 urbangatsby said:
It's a bunch of white people....there's no black, no Asian, no Hebrew-Arab looking people...it looks like the cast of the Mickey Mouse club grown up

Blonde hair, blue eye people....it's quite pathetic and kinda low budget...that scene where Moses part the sea was mad cheap looking and totally not how it was.....plus they are omitting key facts and details for entertainment purposes

So yes the key person in this story is a black man where every hero is white...it's pathetic and reminiscing of old black n white movies where the kkk was depicted as god like where black people were immoral
What? There's white, black, and asian in all of the episodes. The first episode had 2 angels (I think the were angels) and one of them was asian, the other was black.
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Here's "Jesus" from the same show for yall btw...


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