Tila ‘Tequila’ Nguyen began her questionable path to fame by becoming one of the earliest recognized social media celebrities, graduating from the most popular person on MySpace to one of the most unpopular personalities in recent history. MTV saw fit to capitalize on her online fanbase by giving Tequila her own dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila in 2007, and she made her first film appearance (as a Hooters Girl in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry) that same year, though it all came crashing down after a bizarre post on her website.
The article, entitled Why I Sympathize with Hitler, caused widespread outrage. The Singapore-born celebrity wrote that she had “learned the truth about the war and what Hitler truly did,” insisting that “he was not a bad person as they have made him out to be.” On top of the inflammatory piece, Tequila posted photos of herself posing in front of a picture of Auschwitz dressed as a scantily clad Nazi.
Tequila attempted to get her career back on track in 2015 when she appeared as a housemate on the UK ‘s Celebrity Big Brother, though once showrunners learned of her Nazi sympathizing, she was booted out of the house. The premature eviction didn’t teach her a lesson, however. She was at it once again in 2016, launching a scathing attack on Jewish conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, whom she said “should be gassed and sent back to Israel.”