Well, that didn’t last long. Tila Tequila entered the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house just one day ago — and she’s already gone, Channel 5 has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com. It looks like they didn’t do their background check!
Remember when Tila Tequila took to Facebook in Dec. 2013 to post a photo of herself wearing a Nazi armband and hat, and holding a gun? How about when she then praised Adolf Hitler as “a brilliant artist” who she shared “the same hopes and dreams” with? Well, apparently the Celebrity Big Brother producers never knew about it that. And when they found out, they gave her the ax.
A Channel 5 spokesman sent the following statement to HollywoodLife.com:
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 British public has little time for attention seeking Nazi sympathisers like ‘Tila Tequila,'” Jonathan Sacerdoti, Director of Communications at the Campaign Against Antisemitism, told the Mirror. “Channel 5 and Endemol Shine UK ought to be ashamed of themselves for promoting such a deeply offensive and nasty person on prime time television. Her repulsive writings on the Hitler, the Holocaust and on Jewish people make her a totally unacceptable participant for this programme. Channel 5 ought to remove her immediately from the programme, and apologise fully for their enormous error of judgement. She should then be given the exact amount of public attention as she deserves: none.”
Are you shocked Tila was removed, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta