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Tila Tequila Has Been Kicked Off "Celebrity Big Brother" For Social Media Posts Defending Hitler

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.

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Tila Tequila was forced to leave the show on Friday after a growing backlash over controversial Nazi sympathising comments she made in the past.

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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."

The backlash began soon after Tila entered the Celebrity Big Brother house, when viewers started sharing an image from one of Tila's previous blog posts.

Quick reminder of when #TilaTequila dressed up like a Nazi and posted "Why I Sympathize with Hitler: Part I" #CBBUK

In the photoshopped image, Tila is seen wearing an SS uniform and hat, holding a gun, and standing against a backdrop of Auschwitz.

In a statement retweeted from her Twitter account, Tila acknowledges knowing at the time that her words would come back to haunt her.

@TilaTequilaCBB people make mistakes! Hopefully they give you a second chance! We love you! #TeamTila #CBBTila

"Back in 2013 I made a statement about Hitler not being a bad person, and immediately realised soon after that I had made a terrible mistake that would ultimately come back to haunt me."

Tila Tequila, real name Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, continues: "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."

The model and actress goes on to ask for a second chance on the show, now in its 16th series.

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"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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