Reality television star Tila Tequila emerged from a year of relative obscurity by apparently celebrating a former associate’s death and expressing sympathy for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler both online and in a new song.
Tablet magazine reported on Monday that Tequila, who came into national prominence through the dating show A Shot At Love in 2007 and 2008, posted a photo illustration of herself on Facebook bearing an armband adorned with a swastika and an SS hat while standing in front of the entrance to the Auschwitz prison camp.
The caption for the picture states, “Tilisis is the GODDESS of LOVE & WAR! [sic] Learn your facts!” In another post Monday evening, Tequila — born Tila Nguyen in Singapore in 1981 — wrote, “I am She, the Queen who hath come to save you from this dark world filled with NWO parasite invaders,” an apparent reference to the “New World Order,” a popular boogeyman figure among conspiracy theorists.
She also responded to criticism of the image by linking to a Dec. 7 blog post in which she defends Hitler, saying his history was rewritten after the defeat of the Axis in World War II.
“I am not going to sit here and say that I hate Jewish people because that is not the case nor is this about Jews,” Tequila wrote. “It is about Hitler and his side of the story that was never told since he was not the victor. However, those of you with a closed mind can think I am being anti-semite all you want because I already told you that I am not, nor will I repeat myself again.”
The barrage of pro-Nazi imagery came less than two years after a public statement on Tequila’s part declaring she had converted to Judaism, saying “I just feel like the Jewish people have such a beautiful way about them, and I can’t wait to officially be Jewish. Shabbat Shalom.”
“I TOLD YOU MY TRUTH SHALL COME OUT ONE DAY!!!! A TRUE WARRIOR OF GOD IS ALWAYS VICTORIOUS!! POW! NO PUN INTENDED! [sic]” she wrote.
According to Animal, Tequila also refers to herself as “Hitila” in a new song she posted online on Sunday, which features the lyrics, “Jewluminati motherf*ckers hate me,” and, “Worldwide genocide, blame it on the Jews.”
In April 2012, Tequila entered rehab after suffering a brain aneurysm caused by an accidental drug overdose.
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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