Lately I have been following this story about how former MySpace porn queen slash reality star Tila Tequila has snapped and joined the tin foil hat club, posting video blogs about, among other things, the illuminati. The tagline on her blog misstilaomg.com reads:
‘FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Temporary Blog yet again since “the others” keep trying to shut me down’
Just reading the most recent few posts reminds me a bit of people I have met in the past and how they have slipped into extreme paranoia and psychosis when things in life don’t really turn out that well.
In Tila’s case she was the most popular girl in the world’s largest ever high school playground; MySpace. Her appearances in jazz mags such as Playboy gained her a following and by 2006 she was frequently on the telly hosting shows like Pants Off Dance Off, where wannabe strippers get to dance to music videos.
Obviously like a young Anthony Hopkins she branched out into Hollywood films appearing in the 2007 Cannes Palm D’or winning* I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry as a Hooters girl.
Being the polymath of generation MySpace Miss Tila also released music. The crazy bitch anthem I Love U being a highlight.
Anyway when the wheels started falling off her multi-faceted career things started to get a bit ugly. In 2009 her boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, was arrested for choking her. The courts ruled against any further action being pursued so Ms Tequila tried to sue her ex for $1.5M. Merriman countersued for $2M and won. After the drama with her ex-boyfriend Tequila started seeing a chick. It was announced that Casey Johnson (heiress of the Johnson and Johnson’s fortune) and Tila Tequila were engaged. Johnson, a type one diabetic died shortly after the engagement due to lack of insulin. Basically she hadn’t been taking her meds.
In March this year Tequila (real name Tila Nguyen) went into rehab for various things. She agreed to go after she almost died from a brain aneurysm after a failed suicide attempt.
The story of the last few years of Tila Tequila’s life is a tragic one, regardless of what you think of her public and creative output. The tragedy however is starting to become rather scary, albeit really fucking interesting. Over the last few months misstilaomg.com has been a full blown conspiracy site. What was once a platform for an aspiring reality TV/pop/porn star to connect with her fans and make money is now a way for a potentially schizophrenic, drug addled ex celeb to spit ‘truths’. These truths include theories on chemtrails, mind control, zombies, self-motivation and geo-politics.
If I hadn’t seen and heard all this stuff before then I might not dismiss it as junkie babble but the truth is I have. It’s the guy who does 15 tabs of acid a week who tells you this stuff, or the girl you know with the meth problem. She’s paranoid, simple as that. The fact she only started blogging about this kind of thing after her brain aneurysm makes you think. Is this girls brain so damaged that she thinks ‘the others’ are out to get her and shut down her blog OR did the drugs open her third eye so much that she realized the errors of her previous career as a darling of mass media.
Either way Tila Tequila is on a one woman crusade to wake us all up. I just hope she is looking after herself while she does it.
Check out misstilaomg.com for all the mind expanding truths you need.
*I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry didn’t really win the Palm Dór