Aziz Pilloried Donald Trump and Pointed out the Emmys Diversity

September 19th 2016

Sarah Gray

In an acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards, Aziz Ansari just took another humorous shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


"But look, it's an election year, and I want everyone to know that after careful consideration I've decided I'm going with Trump," Ansari said, "which is why I'm recommending that we get rid of all Muslim and Hispanic nominees from the ceremony immediately."

"Wow, this would be so much easier if we were at the Oscars," Ansari continued, poking fun at the lack of diversity that has plagued the Academy Awards. "Mom and dad, I know I just thanked you, but you need to be escorted out. I'm so sorry. America Ferrera, nice try changing your name to America. You're not fooling anybody. You're out. And you know, let's get [Jeffrey] Tambor out of here and open up that Best Comedy Actor category."

Ansari also excoriated Trump in a New York Times op-ed earlier this year.

"Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech, prejudice is reaching new levels," Ansari wrote in the Times. "It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray. It makes me afraid for my family. It also makes no sense."

Ansari won awards at the Emmys for his Netflix show, "Master of None."

You can watch the whole moment here: