There is nothing that will smack down your popularity quite like sympathizing with the man who sparked a genocide.
And that's a lesson that Tila Tequila is currently learning after being promptly kicked off the latest season of Celebrity Big Brother when 2013 comments surfaced showing Tila calling Adolf Hitler a "good man."
The comments were contained in a blog post entitled, "Why I Sympathize With Hitler Part 1: True History Unveiled." It's, unsurprisingly, wildly ignorant and offensive. She asks the Jewish people to "forgive and forget" and even calls Hitler "a man of compassion" before saying she wishes America had a leader like him.
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After she was announced as a part of the show, a petition was founded on Change.org by the U.K.-based group Campaign Against Antisemitism. Upon learning of her Nazi-sympathizing, the producers swiftly gave her the boot.
"Unfortunately, Channel 5 and [production company] 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," a spokesman for Channel 5 said in a statement to E!. "The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the program was untenable."
Following the news, Tila took to Twitter to issue an apology for her comments, blaming them on depression at the time.
"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," she wrote in a retweeted statement. "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."
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"I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, reckless and selfish actions and I hope that everyone can forgive me for the pain that I may have caused," she added. " I want to be a good role model for my daughter because I don't want her to go through what I had to endure. I hope that I will be given a second chance at life to make things right again."