By now, you’ve seen the story that Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni portrayed Satan in last night’s episode of the bible. I watched twitter explode with the fact that Satan was a black guy.
But, um… the guy is Moroccan. He’s not black. Moroccans have connections to Scandinavian people, and you don’t get much whiter than Scandinavia. So, sorta, he may be sorta white?
So, the irony of all this is quite funny and sad. If black actors are cast, everyone riots. If white actors are cast, everyone riots. And if non-white actors are cast, everyone assumes it is a black guy.
And what’s best, is that I would almost lay a sizable bet that most of these people attend a less than ethnically diverse congregation on Sunday morning where they hear a preacher educated in an American seminary read from an English translation and give an interpretation from the the perspective of a denomination founded by a white guy.
You people need to get a life and stop listening to Glenn Beck put thoughts in your head.
- ‘Bible’s’ Satan casting raises eyebrows, ire with comparison to President Obama (todayentertainment.today.com)
- ‘The Bible’ Stirs Controversy With Satan’s Resemblance To President Obama (m.deadline.com)
- International Uproar – Mark Burnett Casts Obama As Satan In The History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ (patdollard.com)
- Does ‘Bible’s’ Satan look like President Obama? (todayentertainment.today.com)
- Satan played by Obama look-alike on ‘The Bible’? (upi.com)
- Outrage As ‘The Bible’s’ Satan Resembles President Barack Obama (contactmusic.com)
- What the devil? Obama look-alike cast as Satan in American TV show The Bible (independent.co.uk)
- Satan in History Channel’s “The Bible” Resembles Barack Obama – Photo (news.softpedia.com)