'Transparent' Showrunner Jill Soloway Compares Trump to Hitler At Emmys

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(EDGE) It was a big night for Amazon's dramedy "Transparent" at the Emmy Awards Sunday night. The show was nominated five times and won two awards: Jeffrey Tambor for lead actor in a comedy series and Jill Soloway, the showrunner for "Transparent," for outstanding directing for a comedy series. When Soloway accepted the award live, she didn't hold back, promoting transgender rights and called to "topple the patriarchy."

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The director didn't stop there. In the event's press room Sunday night, Soloway pointed her ire at Donald Trump, comparing his campaign to Adolf Hitler. The topic came because the second season of "Transparent" features the Pfefferman family in Berlin during the rise of the Nazis in Germany, according to Vulture.

"It's so incredibly timely, the notion of otherizing people to gain political power," Soloway said. "Jews were otherized in Nazi Germany to gain political power, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing."

"He calls women pigs if they don't look like beauty-pageant contestants," she added. "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."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Soloway continued: "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 an inheritor to Hitler, I will."

Tambor was also backstage with Soloway, who chimed in saying, "By the way, ditto, ditto, and ditto on everything you said," THR reports.


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