There’s no doubt that former reality star Tila Tequila has been at the forefront of the Twitter drama lately. She’s even caused more of a stir than Kanye West.
Over the last two months, she’s been in the spotlight for tweeting random violent threats and other oddball content, most noticeably about the shape of the Earth. She single-handedly started the recent flat Earth movement that resulted in a hip hop feud between rapper B.o.B. and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. All of these shenanigans and more started on @AngelTilaLove, but if you head to that Twitter profile now, you’ll get an error page—Ms. Tequila’s Twitter account has mysteriously disappeared.
Twitter users first started noticing that their new favorite account was gone yesterday, so it seems that’s when Ms. Tequila disappeared from the platform.
Ms. Tequila left no goodbye message, as many social media abandoners do, and she hasn’t acknowledged the disappearance of her Twitter account on Facebook or Instagram either. As you can see, people immediately began wondering what happened. Did she delete it herself? It’s possible, but she has run into some controversy lately. Could it have been suspended—That’s certainly a possibility too.
Her nonsense about the Earth being flat was all fun and games and her threats about beating people up at the gym clearly weren’t serious, but her more recent Twitter meltdown was no joke. On February 18, Ms. Tequila got extremely racist when defending her use of a particularly offensive slur. She called out Nicki Minaj for her use of the N-word, made stereotypical fried chicken and grape soda jokes and also said that crappy songs “target mostly black people.” At one point she tweeted, “I am for real on my way to Target. I’ll be safe there since the colored shops at Wal-Mart.” The tweets are obviously gone now, but Complex screengrabbed them. Head there to read the full rant.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Ms. Tequila then tweeted a violent threat that cannot be written off as a joke.
“I have been sitting in one single room for five hours! I am being brainwashed again. As soon as I leave here I am going to shoot up a theater.”
While there’s nothing in Twitter’s rules against weird rants about the Earth being flat, her latest meltdown definitely broke more than one of the platform’s “abusive behavior” regulations in ways the rules say can cause an account to be permanently suspended. Under “hateful conduct,” the Twitter regulations read:
“You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”
You could whether Ms. Tequila broke this rule or not, but there is no debate she broke the rule for “violent threats (direct or indirect),” which reads:
“You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.”
Considering this, it’s definitely possible that Ms. Tequila’s account was suspended. Since she has gained such a dedicated Twitter following from her weird rants, all eyes have been on her, which make the chances that she was reported even higher.
We have reached out to Twitter to find out what happened to her account but have yet to hear back. Either way, we may have heard the last of Tila Tequila for a while.