Model, TV personality, and controversial social media figure Tila Tequila was booted from the UK reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother on Friday. According to Gossip Cop, Tila was kicked off the series due to disturbing comments that strongly suggested sympathy for Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, and anti-Semitism.
Gossip Cop said that Tequila made a series of remarks on her Facebook page that promoted Nazism. She even posted an image of herself dressed as a Nazi with the Auschwitz concentration camp behind her. If that weren’t bad enough, Tequila went on to rant in defense of the Holocaust.
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The New York Daily News reports that it was a Change.org petition that brought Tila’s past behavior to the attention of the show’s producers. Channel 5 issued a statement to E! News on Saturday, to further explain her removal from the reality TV show.
“Unfortunately, Channel 5 and (production company) Endemol did not know about the views and attitudes Tila had expressed in social media postings prior to her involvement in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.
When they were brought to our attention, she was called to the Diary Room for a discussion with producers and was subsequently removed from the house.
The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the program was untenable.”
Tila Tequila wasn’t too pleased about getting kicked off Celebrity Big Brother. She posted an apology statement on her Twitter account and is begging to be put back on the show.
“Back in 2013 I made a statement about Hitler not being a bad person, and immediately realized soon after that I had made a terrible mistake that would ultimately come back to haunt me.”
She also said that she was extremely depressed and struggled with drug addiction. According to Tila Tequila, she’d tried to kill herself in 2012 by overdosing on pills.
“It was absolutely the lowest point I had ever reached in my life, and today I am truly sorry to everyone that I may have hurt along my self-destructive path.”
It would be ideal if Tila Tequila were genuinely apologetic and wished to return to the popular series to redeem herself. Some doubt her sincerity, pointing out that Tila is likely panicking because getting kicked off Celebrity Big Brother means she’ll miss out on a ton of publicity and a $175,000 check.
Do you think Tila Tequila should be allowed to return to Celebrity Big Brother, or was kicking her out the right choice? Comment below!
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