Tila Tequila was kicked off Celebrity Big Brother just 24 hours after entering the house after comments she had previously made about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis emerged - but now she wants the show to give her a second chance
Shamed Celebrity Big Brother contestant Tila Tequila has begged the shows bosses to give her a second chance after she was sensationally kicked out of the house just 24 hours after going in.
The reality star was officially removed from the CBB house on Friday night after comments she previously made about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis sparked a campaign to get her booted out.
In a Facebook post from December 2013, the A Shot Of Love star is seen standing in front of Auschwitz back in December 2013, holding a gun and wearing a Nazi armband and hat.
She also wrote a blog post titled Why I Sympathise with Hitler Part 1, in which she said Hitler wasn’t a ‘bad person’.
‘He was not a bad person as they have painted him out to be. Not even close!!!,’ she wrote.
‘Hitler was a good man and it takes some f*****g balls for someone to say this out loud in this day and age, especially for a public figure like myself,” she wrote.
‘Here is a man who was not a coward, stood up for his country in a desperate time of need… 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.
“He lost the war and was painted out to be a monster after his death. This is what breaks my heart.’
But the XX-year-old star has since blamed her controversial comments on the ‘severe depression’ and ‘drug addiction’ she was suffering from at the time, and asked for another shot at the show.
In a statement, Tila said: ‘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 further to spiral out of control. Losing touch of myself and reality.’
She went on the say that she was not proud of her mistakes, and insist that she is ‘absolutely not 100% a Nazi supporter’.
‘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.
‘Although I cannot do much to change my past mistakes now, I can however, try to make things right from this morning forward, and be the best person that I can be.
‘I am in no way, shape or form a racist nor antisemitic and absolutely not 100% 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.’
She ended: ‘I hope that Celebrity Big Brother will give me a second chance.’
Channel 5 bosses confirmed that Tila had left the house in a statement on Friday night.
It read: ‘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.’