Former MTV reality star Tila Tequila has a GoFundMe page set up and believes that people should give her money just because she asked for it. This is not a joke.
Tila Tequila, who was born Tila Nguyen, is a model and television personality best known for her stints on “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” and “Celebrity Big Brother.” She’s been out of the limelight ever since getting kicked out of the “Celebrity Big Brother” house in August for her views on Hitler and for posting an image of herself dressed in a Nazi uniform. She resurfaced earlier this month when she began trending on Twitter for posting bizarre messages about actually being dead and her beliefs that the world is flat, not round.
They found that I couldn't live without sex and that's how I died in 2012. https://t.co/nNanY43Y6P
— Tila Tequila (@AngelTilaLove) January 13, 2016
It appears as if the 34-year-old is using the renewed interest in her to ask fans and her social media followers for money to help her and her young daughter, Isabella Monroe. On Jan. 10, Tequila started a GoFundMe page asking for donations to help her get a “new home and furniture.” The page immediately received some serious backlash, which Tequila responded to Sunday.
“People should give me money cuz I f---ing asked!” she wrote. “Stop asking dumb questions and just do as I say! Damn u [sic] humans always gotta [sic] be complicated.”
Tequila explained on the GoFundMe page that the reason she was setting up the donation campaign was because the rent on her previous home increased. “Being a single mother without any support from the father, it can sometimes be very tough taking care of two people with only a one-person income,” Tequila added.
She was asking for $2,500 so that she could move into a new home and furnish it. Many took to the comments section to explain that they were single mothers who worked multiple jobs in order to care for their children. Others accused her of fraud and for taking money from people who need it for medical bills or funeral expenses. As of Jan. 17, the reality star successfully managed to raise $3,101.
While she took to Twitter to fight back against those slamming the GoFundMe campaign, she also made sure to thank those who donated money.
“This is a truly humbling experience and has definitely restored my faith in humanity,” she wrote Saturday. “There was so much hatred thrown at me, especially on here, for trying to find ways to help my daughter and I. I was about to lose hope and faith in humanity again after reading some of the horrid comments, but I felt in my heart that GOD has led me here, and to believe that LOVE CONQUERS ALL!”
Tila Tequila added that she’s currently filming in Las Vegas, but promised to make personal phone calls to all that donated when she returns the first week of February.