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Reality check

Tila Tequlia has been kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother for 'sympathising with Hitler'

They sure know how to pick them, don’t they?

THE SHLEBS WERE barely in the Celebrity Big Brother house for 24 hours before the drama began. That bodes well for the rest of the series, doesn’t it?

Former Playboy model and MTV reality star Tila Tequila was ejected from the house last night due to previous comments she made ‘sympathising’ with Hitler.

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In a 2013 Facebook post, she sported a Nazi uniform, called herself ‘Hitler reborn’, and described Hitler himself as a ‘sweet kid’.

The comments were brought up again after she entered the house on Thursday, and almost immediately viewers began calling for her to be kicked out.

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Channel 5 bosses said they were unaware of the views Tequila had expressed on social media, and that her continued involvement in the programme was “untenable”.

In a statement about her ‘premature eviction’ last night, Tequila said she had been suffering from severe depression at the time she made the comments:

Back in 2013 I made a statement about Hitler not being a bad person, and immediately realised 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… 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.

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“I am in no way, shape or form a racist nor antisemitic, and absolutely 100% not a Nazi supporter,” she said.

She asked the CBB bosses to give her another shot (please excuse the pun) -  but as of this morning, they have not budged.

By Valerie Loftus. Originally published on


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