Tila Tequila Has Been Kicked Off "Celebrity Big Brother" For Social Media Posts Defending Hitler
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A deleted 2013 blog titled “Why I Sympathise With Hitler, Part I” also included a photoshopped image of the reality TV star in an SS uniform.
Tila Tequila was forced to leave the show on Friday after a growing backlash over controversial Nazi sympathising comments she made in the past.
In a statement released soon after, Channel 5 bosses stated:
"Unfortunately, Channel 5 and 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 programme was untenable."
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The model and actress goes on to ask for a second chance on the show, now in its 16th series.
"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."
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