Glamour model kicked out of Big Brother for Nazi posts
Glamour model Tila Tequila has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house after posting "totally unacceptable" views on social media, Channel 5 said.
The broadcaster said it was unaware of the "views and attitudes Tila had expressed" before entering the house on Thursday and her continued involvement in the show was "untenable".
More than 500 people signed a petition calling for her removal after the US TV personality allegedly posted a series of anti-Semitic remarks online.
The allegations include that she posted to social media a photoshopped picture of herself in a Nazi uniform outside Auschwitz. She is also reported to have said that Adolf Hitler was a 'special and sweet kid'.
It is understood that Tequila will not be paid her appearance fee on the show, reported to be £113,000 (€155,000).
Jewish leaders had called for the Playboy model, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, to be removed from the house after she was accused of sharing a series of offensive posts online.
Jonathan Sacerdoti, from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, said Channel 5 should "apologise fully for their enormous error of judgement".
A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: "She should never have got anywhere near a programme on British television."
Nguyen, 33, was one of 13 contestants in the 16th series of Celebrity Big Brother, which started on Thursday.
The mother-of-one, who was born in Singapore to Vietnamese parents, is best known for her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.
She previously hit the headlines when her diabetic heiress fiancee Casey Johnson died in 2010 and when she had a sex tape released without her consent the following year.