UK Reality Show Star: Hitler Was a 'Good Man'

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Tila Tequila fired after Facebook posts praising Hitler come to light.

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Playboy model and singer Tila Tequila has been kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother after it was revealed that she has praised Adolf Hitler on Facebook.

UK's Channel 5, which hosts the show, called her posts "totally unacceptable," and expressed that it had not known of her attitudes before she began the program on Thursday.

Tequila, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, posted a picture of herself wearing a swastika and an SS hat on Facebook. She also made a blog post entitled "Why I sympathise with Hitler Part 1: True History Unveiled." She denies accusations of anti-Semitism, and once said that she may convert to Judaism.

After she was fired, Tequila apologized on Twitter: "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.

"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."

A spokesperson from the Board of Deputies of British Jews has stated that "She should never have got anywhere near a programme on British television.