Resemblance between Obama, actor playing devil raises eyebrows
Screen capture from "The Bible".
The resemblance between an actor who plays the devil on the History Channel's "The Bible" show and U.S. President Barack Obama has drawn reaction after an image of the character quickly spread across social media, Yahoo News has reported.
The History Channel responded to the speculation in a written statement, saying the actor was not intentionally chosen for the role because he resembled the U.S. president.
"The History Channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection,” the statement said. “History's 'The Bible' is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
This is not the first time that an Obama lookalike has appeared on a TV show. Previously, a gunman wore an Obama mask in a scene from HBO's "True Blood.”