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Tila Tequila Kicked Off CBB For Hitler Praise

Channel 5 removed the Playboy star after reports she posted an image of herself in Nazi gear posing in front of Auschwitz concentration camp in 2013.

The broadcaster said it had been unaware of her "views and attitudes" before she entered the house on Thursday - and the 33-year-old's continued involvement was "untenable".

More than 500 people signed a petition calling for the American TV personality to be kicked out for allegedly writing anti-Semitic remarks online.

A Channel 5 spokesman said: "Unfortunately, Channel 5 and 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.

"The views Tila had expressed, and permitted to remain uncorrected, are totally unacceptable and, accordingly, her continued involvement in the programme was untenable."

Jewish leaders had called for the mother-of-one, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, to be ejected.

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."

Best known for her dating show, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila, she was one of 13 contestants in the show.

The model, who was born in Singapore to Vietnamese parents, previously hit the headlines when her fiancee Casey Johnson died in 2010 and when she had a sex tape released without her consent in 2011.

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