While the History Channel is still trying to walk back from the controversy it created by casting a man who looks a great deal like President Barack Obama as Satan in its new The Bible mini-series, the actor who plays Jesus in the series addressed the issue and likely added more fuel to the fire.
Diogo Morgado finds the situation "hilarious."
"I don't think that's controversial at all, I think that's so funny," he said. "It's just funny."
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni plays Satan and Morgado thought he did fantastic work.
"(He) did a nice job and it was awesome and never -- not even for one second -- were we even thinking about that, so I think it's hilarious," said Morgado. "At the same time, I think it's just a sign of how successful the show is (because people are paying attention to) silly things."
Glenn Beck drew attention to the likeness on Sunday on his Twitter page, which is when the controversy really took off.
"This is utter nonsense," executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey said in response, saying that that Quazanni "is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several biblical epics -- including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our president."