Tila Tequila’s British vacation will be short-lived: Just hours into her start at the Celebrity Big Brother UK house, producers decided to remove the former Shot At Love star because of her past comments sympathizing with Hitler.
According to The Daily Mail, producers claimed they were unaware of Tila’s comments before she joined the show–but were quickly alerted to her history by viewers who called for Tila’s removal from the house. The controversy stems from a couple of social media updates from Tila in late 2013, in which she praised the leader of the Nazi party:
He was not a bad person as they have painted him out to be. Not even close!!! I cry because my heart feels… broken. Here is a man who was not a coward, stood up for his country in a DESPERATE TIME OF NEED (unlike all of our cowardly leaders), and yet not only did he try his best to help his country and people get out of what was a time of depression, economic collapse, high unemployment, amongst many other things… he lost the war AND was painted out to be a monster after his death… They cheated and played Hitler so bad… I feel extremely compassionate and sympathy for the man with a ruined legacy as well as a forever condemned great people of Germany!
She also posted a Photoshopped image of her standing outside Auschwitz while wearing a swastika. Tila went on to refer to herself as “HiTila.”
The posts have since been deleted.
Upon learning more about Tila’s past statements, TMZ reported that producers removed her from the show “immediately” and will not pay her for the short appearance.
UPDATE – Tila Tequila has since issued a statement about her premature eviction:
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. During that time I had been suffering from severe depression, and drug addiction for many years prior to that. I also attempted to commit suicide in 2012, and overdosed on prescription pills. I wanted to die. I felt worthless, and unloved as that pain continued to grow causing me to further spiral out of control. Losing touch of myself, and reality. 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.
I have made many mistakes that I am definitely not proud about, but I am only a flawed human who is trying my best to be a better person than I was in the past. I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, reckless, and selfish actions and I hope that everyone can forgive me for the pain that I may have caused.
I want to be a good role model for my daughter because I don’t want her to go through what I have had to endure. I hope that I will be given a second chance at life to make things right again. We all make mistakes in life, and I have unfortunately made many in the public eye.
Although I cannot do much to change my past mistakes now, I can however, try to make things right from this moment forward, and be the best person that I can be. I am in no way, shape or form a racist nor antisemitic, and absolutely 100% not a Nazi supporter. It was a careless mistake I made in 2013 while suffering severe depression, drug addiction, and [being] suicidal. That is not the woman I have grown up to be today, and the loving mother that I have become.
I humbly ask for forgiveness from everyone I may have hurt or offended. I just want a second chance at life to start over, and be given a chance to fix my wrongs. It will be a work in progress, but I want to do this so that my daughter will be proud of me one day, and have a positive, strong role model in her life and that starts with me.
I hope that Celebrity Big Brother will give me a second chance.
Do you think Tila deserves another Shot At… Big Brother?