Tila Tequila "Removed" From 'Celebrity Big Brother' Reportedly Due to Past Nazi Remarks
The reality star apologized for her controversial remarks.
Tila Tequila's stay has been cut short in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The official twitter account for the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother posted Friday that Tequila had been removed from the house. The show tweeted: "Due to reasons outside of Big Brother, earlier this evening Tila was removed from the house."
Due to reasons outside of Big Brother, earlier this evening Tila was removed from the house. #CBB— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) August 28, 2015
According to Entertainment Tonight, Tequila posted a photo of herself in a scantily clad Nazi uniform outside the Auschwitz training camp and lauded Adolph Hitler as "a brilliant artist." In 2013, Tequila once had a series of controversial blog posts that defended the leader, but claimed that she wasn't anti-Semitic.
cant get over this. Tila Tequila, Auschwitz guard pic.twitter.com/HuKK3J2w5K— Erik Abriss (@AbrissErik) December 9, 2013
A spokesman for Celebrity Big Brother's production company Endemol and Channel 5 expressed their reasons for removing Tequila from the show in a statement to ET on Friday.
"The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the programme was untenable. 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."
On Friday, Tequila retweeted a statement she issued apologizing for her Hitler comments which she says were part of her "self-destructive path" filled with depression, drug use and an attempted suicide in 2012.
"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," Tequila said in a statement. "I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, wreckless, and selfish actions and I hope that everyone can forgive me for the pain that I may have caused."
TMZ reports that Tequila's short appearance will have her going home empty-handed. She was supposed to earn a $175,000 payout for the show.
Read Tequila's statement to The Hollywood Reporter below.
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 to further spiral out of control. Losing touch of myself, and reality. 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. 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. I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, wreckless, and selfish actions and I hope that everyone can forgive me for the pain that I may have caused.
I want to be a good role model for my daughter because I don't want her to go through what I have had to endure. I hope that I will be given a second chance at life to make things right again. We all make mistakes in life, and I have unfortunately made many in the public eye. Although I cannot do much to change my past mistakes now, I can however, try to make things right from this moment forward, and be the best person that I can be. I am in no way, shape or form a racist nor anti-Semitic, and absolutely 100% not a Nazi supporter. It was a careless mistake I made in 2013 while suffering severe depression, drug addiction, and suicidal. That is not the woman have grown up to be today, and the loving mother that I have become.
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.