Back in 2007, bisexual “MySpace Queen” Tila Tequila hosted a MTV romance reality show called A Shot at Love in which 16 men and 16 women competed for her affections by undergoing challenges like eating a pig’s vagina. We long for those more innocent days now that Miss Tequila has grown into a full-fledged literal Nazi, dressing like Hitler, throwing Nazi salutes in public, and getting banned from Twitter.
Buzzfeed has an interesting primer on her devolution from reality show hostess to Hitler devotee. Apparently in 2012 she wanted to covert to Judaism because, “the Jewish people have such a beautiful way about them,” and the next year she “posted a photoshopped image of herself on Facebook in front of Auschwitz, with a Nazi armband and SS cap on” and authored an un-ironic article entitled, “Why I Sympathize With Hitler: Part 1,” adding that he was “not a bad person as they have painted him out to be.”
On top of that, here’s a few other of Tequila’s worst servings of Nazism:
— Her Twitter bio included the description “Alt-reich queen! Literally Hitler!”
— Three years ago, she posted a pic to Facebook in which she was digitally superimposed in front of Auschwitz, wearing a Nazi armband (at right)
— Back in July, she shared a photoshopped shot of her in Nazi attire with President-elect Trump. (Her Facebook profile picture is of her in a Trump hat.)
— Earlier this month, she tweeted out, “Are you and your people ready to be rounded up to FEMA camps? Actually, that may be letting you off too easy!”
In 2015, she blamed her pro-Hitler social media posts on drug addiction and depression, but soon after she commemorated Hitler’s birthday with a tweet that read “Happy birthday, mein Fuhror!” and another Photoshopped image of herself in Nazi regalia with Hitler, hashtag #Soulmates.
Some have suggested that Tequila’s descent into Nazism stems from an incident in 2010, when Tequila’s fiancee — Johnson & Johnson heiress and party-girl Casey Johnson — unexpectedly died from diabetic ketoacidosis (she didn’t take her insulin). Tequila said that Johnson’s death drove her to consider suicide, but that’s a gracious assumption at best.
No matter the cause, Twitter recently banned Tequila as part of their new policies against hate speech after Tequila posted a photo from this weekend of herself and her White Supremacist friends throwing a “seig heil” Nazi salute at the National Policy Institute (NPI) gathering at Magianno’s Italian restaurant in Washington D.C..
The restaurant reportedly did not know that the NPI was a racist organization. Only when protestors gathered outside did they realize the truth. Magianno’s later apologized, calling NPI’s outlooks “extremely offensive to us” and donated $10,000, the entire night’s profits, to the Anti-Defamation League, a group that fights anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry worldwide,
Although it’s sad that MySpace’s most popular bisexual has become Hitler’s girlfriend, it’s particularly odd when you consider that Hitler would have considered Miss Tequila his genetic inferior: her real name Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen and she was born in Singapore to a Vietnamese family and later raised in Houston, Texas).He probably would have even shipped her off to a concentration camp because of her bisexuality. Oh, the irony.