Jill Soloway compares Donald Trump to Hitler during Emmys
The Transparent creator also encouraged viewers to ‘topple the patriarchy’.
Jill Soloway had a few things to say after picking up her Emmy for Outstanding Director of A Comedy Series.
“Holy crap!” the Transparent writer said as she took to the stage – following her co-star Jeffrey Tambor’s earlier win for his role on the show.
“People ask me if it’s hard to be a director, and I tell them, no. Life is very hard.
“Being a good partner, mother, being a good person is hard. Being a good director is so f***ing easy. I get to make my dreams come true.
“It’s a privilege, and creates privilege, when you take people of colour, women, trans people, queer people, as the subjects of stories.
“You change the world, we found out.
“I’ve always wanted to be part of a movement,” she added.
“This TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them heroes.
“Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives.”
And as she left the stage she issued this battle cry: “Topple the patriarchy! Topple the patriarchy!”
However, Soloway – who came out last year – saved some of her most controversial comments for backstage.
The writer hit out at Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, lashing out at his racist and misogynistic approach to politics.
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“He’s otherising (sic) people. He calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants,” she said in the press room.
“He blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people.
“This is otherising with a capital O,” Soloway – who is currently writing a new series – added.
“And has been used in our history before to start and win wars, and he needs to be called out every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes.
“He’s a complete dangerous monster and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being a inheritor to Hitler, I will.”