Emmys

Emmys 2016: Transparent's Jill Soloway Labels Trump a 'Dangerous Monster'

Transparent creator Jill Soloway declared in her Emmys acceptance speech she wants to “topple the patriarchy” — and that apparently starts with defeating Donald Trump.

After winning the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, the creator of Amazon’s fractured-family comedy spoke backstage with reporters and made her feelings about the Republican presidential nominee very clear.

She didn’t hesitate in drawing a parallel between Trump’s campaign and Hitler’s rise to power in Germany: “Jews were Otherized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing. He’s Otherizing people. He calls women ‘pigs’ if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants. He blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people. This is Otherizing with a capital O.”

“It has been used in our history before to start and win wars,” she continued, “and he needs to be called out every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetime. He’s a complete dangerous monster, and any moment that I have a chance to call Trump out for being a inheritor to Hitler, I will.”

Soloway’s harsh words weren’t the only dart thrown at Trump tonight. Host Jimmy Kimmel also singled out The Apprentice producer Mark Burnett during his monologue and blamed him for unleashing Trump on the world: “We don’t have to watch reality shows anymore because we’re living in one.”