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.”

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24 Comments
  1. Joey says:

    Harsh words, but when you’re right, you’re right.

  2. W says:

    I think you mean ostracize, not otherize.

    • dan says:

      No, it’s an SJW term right out of their playbook along with calling everybody they don’t like Hitler. Trump is a total Jackass a blowhard and an utter buffoon, I get it. But only Hitler was Hitler. And if you want to compare candidates to Hitler, as far as I know, Trump has never done anything that resulted in anybody being killed. Clinton on the other hand has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent people on her hands over her abysmal Middle Eastern foreign policy.. Iraq is one hundred percent the fault of the Bush administration but Syria and Lybia are on Obama and Clinton, she even bragged about it in her “Chic Sheets” her email newsletter. ISIS belongs right at her feet. So does that make Clinton Hitler? No! But it does make her, along with Trump, completely unfit to be President of The United States. #stillbernie #feelmyjohnson

      • Joey says:

        If you’re blaming Iraq on the Bush administration, you should be laying the creation of ISIS at his administration’s feet. They were the ones who completely demolished any semblance of sane Ba’athists from Saddam’s former regime, leaving them ripe for recruitment into ISIS.

        • Nichole says:

          Obama pulled the troops out of Iraq too fast, armed Syrian “rebels”, most of which went to what is now ISIS and a whole list of other mishandled Foreign policies. Even managed to bomb a large number of Syrian Military overnight. I’m not American, do not live in America and only follow American politics a little, but I can not believe that Obama was voted in a second time for starters and that people still believe he’s been a good president.

          • Mary says:

            Since you are not American and only follow American politics a little, let me inform you that Bush had set the withdraw date way before Obama was elected. This was a war America should never have been involved in period. That can all be blamed on Bush and his administration. Bush also put it on a credit card which when he left office had US in debt. Obama, is not perfect, no President is, but as much as many would argue he did help pull us out of a recession, no matter what some believe. He also help with equality for ALL, which in past Republican administrations was a moot point. No offense but if you don’t live in the US your opinion doesn’t carry any weight.

      • Rich Abey says:

        You make some excellent points but ISIS is led primariyl by Saddam Husseins former military personell, so lay that at Bush’s feet. Also Drumpf is using the same rhetoric as Hitler to rise to power. Hitler didn’t kill people before he became Germany’s leader as hasn’t Drumpf. But they both blame specific groups of people for the faults of the country to get the votes.

        • dan says:

          The difference is one of them was literally evil incarnate and the other is Donald Jackass Trump who doesn’t even have the support of the Republicans in Congress and so will never get to make good on his promises.If he is elected I see him as a 4 year lame duck. The only bad thing is what happens to the Supreme Court? Civil liberties are going to take a giant blow if Clinton gets elected too. Major damage will be done to the 1st and 2nd amendments. We are in deep trouble. Neither of these is going to roll back the damage to Liberty and Constitutional Freedoms Bush caused.

  3. David H says:

    Who the hell cares? I think Hillary lies the way most people breathe. I don’t expect anyone to care about that either. Seriously, Hollywood – just make some decent shows and keep your ‘expert’ political opinions to yourself.

    • dan says:

      Agree 100%.

    • Rich Abey says:

      oh really? When the very people Jill Soloway’s show is portraying (people of the LGBT community) are being labeled as animals, rapists, inhumans, etc by one of the 2 main political organizations in the country? They can be refused medication, therapy, hospital visiting privileges, marriage licenses, jobs, fair salaries just because of who they are and just because some people just can’t bring themselves to accept that not all people are like them or priveledged like them? Not all of us get fed with Gold Spoons!

      • Stephen V says:

        As a gay man, I personally find Hillary Clinton to be the most abhorrent of the two presidential candidates. She is above the law, on record for being one of the biggest liars in US story, and having a foundation that accepts money from countries that KILL GAYS AND WOMEN shows HYPOCRISY at its worst, NOT SUPPORT for gays or women. Trump 2016 all the way! #GaysForTrump

        • dan says:

          Rich doesn’t know about Hillary’s pals, the ones who gave her tens of millions of dollars who like to throw gay people off roofs and who think women are so mentally defective that they dare not even be allowed to drive. And nobody knows what she owes those people for that money and if they still hold markers she needs to make good on after being elected. Clinton is a literal ####ing disaster and the single worst possible candidate the Democrats could have selected. #feelmyjohnson

        • Mary says:

          Well be prepare to lose the freedom you have been awarded under Obama’s administration. You are naive if you think Trump or Mr Pence cares about your rights or that of Women. I hope you like therapy because Pence wants to put all you gays in reverse programs to make you normal again. Trump has been proven to lie way more often but of course because he hasn’t been in politics he gets a free pass. Talk about hypocrisy.

          • dan says:

            I’m not a Trump supporter and I’ve already stated both will be tragic for liberties and freedom. Johnson/Weld 2016.

          • Mary says:

            Dan my response was to Stephen. I looked at Johnson but I don’t think he is educated enough on Foreign Policies. Like it or not the truth is he would never win and just will take away votes. There is no way I could pull the lever for a man like Trump. I agree there needs to be changes, like term Congress, but putting a TV Personality clueless angry man who makes derogatory remarks about certain groups of people and really don’t understand the Constitution is not the one. I look at it as would you send a baker in to do surgery on you, them both know how to cut flesh.

    • Mary says:

      I know many of you feel they shouldn’t have an opinion because of their professions, but first and foremost they are US Citizens. You don’t have to agree but it is their right to voice it. Just a little known fact Trump has been proven to lie more often than Hillary so to single one candidate out is hypocritical.

  4. Bill says:

    This woman’s off her meds. What a nut!

  5. Oh, well, then it must be true…because an actor…actress…whomever…said it.

  6. Lucifer says:

    Apparently she forgets the part where the Nazis promoted the notion that Jews were a privileged class and had too much power in society, and should be forced to step down to allow others a chance. The propaganda was initially spread in various forms of entertainment and eventually became a popular belief with the German population. So basically, the Nazis claimed a group of people were too privileged and had too much power in society – that is what lead to their rise and the Holocaust. Sounds pretty familiar to me, but it probably won’t register to most on here.

    Not defending Trump, he’s embarrassing, but comparing him to Hitler is hilariously lazy. Especially coming from the same people who get angry at the term “feminazi.” A Hitler situation could never happen in present-day America, nor could we end up going to war if the president got upset over something as trivial as an insult. There are checks and balances that are in place for that very reason. It’s time for people to start reading up on how democracy works, because an awful lot of people who think they know everything look very ignorant.

    And the feminist patriarchy theory of the west is that of a conspiracy theory. However, I’ll leave a comment I saw on twitter: “Perhaps it would help to ‘topple the patriarchy’ if you didn’t cast a cis man to play a trans woman?”

    • Mary says:

      You are right, there are checks and balance but a little know fact the Republicans have no problem voting to go to War, and with a Republican Congress, I for one don’t wouldn’t want to risk it. The main reason to not vote for Trump is because he is clueless,
      derogatory to certain groups, and has no diplomacy whatsoever.

    • KCC says:

      You’re right that Trump is not another Hitler and people opposed to him are doing their cause a disservice by making that general comparison. One specific comparison I think can legitimately be made is the idea of “The Big Lie.” From Wikipedia:
      “A big lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so ‘colossal’ that no one would believe that someone ‘could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously’.”
      Whether Trump is employing that technique knowingly or not, it seems to be the case with some of what he says.
      I’m also not concerned about America going to war over an insult to our president. The same cannot be said of other countries getting insulted by our President. Repercussions from the world to something a President Trump might say off hand have to be considered. There is real danger there.

    • Joey says:

      In regards to your first point…that’s exactly what Trump is doing. What Hitler did was claim, “Your lives are negatively impacted by the Jewish population. If they weren’t around, your lives wouldn’t be as bad. This country would be better.” Is that or is that not what Trump says about “Mexicans” and “Muslims”? I must use quotation marks because to most Trump supporters (and probably to Trump himself), Mexican is just code for any person of Hispanic descent, and Muslim is code for any person of Middle Eastern descent, no matter what their religion is.

      • Lucifer says:

        I’m pretty sure Trump has specifically talked about illegal immigrants and radical Muslims. I know to most progressives it’s difficult to separate illegal immigrants from Mexicans and radical Muslims from Muslims, but you’re going to have to try. He’s also not put the blame on them, he’s put the blame on democrats and even republicans – career politicians. He’s basically saying “those politicians messed up and let criminals and people with direct ties to terrorism go free in the country, vote them out!” Do I agree with Trump’s solutions? Not really, but to say that he’s like Hitler for wanting illegal immigrants radical Muslims out of America is absurd.

        What I was hinting at, which went over all three heads of those who responded to me is that the only current rhetoric that is widespread and comparable to the campaign against the Jewish people is that against white men. I know, shocking, but last time I checked, the only group that is continuously talked about as privileged with too much power over the country in all forms of society from entertainment to politics to education is white men. While it may seem far-fetched, it’s the same tactics used by Nazis. Identically, these are also the same tactics feminists use more successfully against men as a whole, though they do single in on white men when they need to.