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Back, Back, Forth And Forth On Tila

January 22nd, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

Reading through New York Magazine‘s follow-up feature with Tila Tequila discussing her late fiancee Casey Johnson, Internet backlash, and pursuits for the future, I started to think that Tequila might be a little more sound in the mind than we often give her credit for.

All chicks are crazy, but...

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Love Means Never Having To Tweet “R.I.P.!”

January 5th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson was reported dead at age 30 yesterday, a news story that gained traction because the socialite had recently captured headlines, as the affianced to Tila Tequila and one-third of a love triangle with Courtenay Semel.

Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila

As soon as the news broke, readers realized quickly that Johnson’s death–which must have come as a painful shock to her family (father is NY Jets owner Woody Johnson) and lifelong friends–was overshadowed in the headlines by her fledgling ties to Tequila.

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An Open Letter From DISGRASIAN To Shawne Merriman

December 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Hello Shawn,

Not a merry man

Not a merry man

Okay, we don’t know you. We’re not your big sisters. But if we were your big sisters–whoo boy, this “conversation” would be the 9,473,665th epic, painful, terrifying, soul-sucking Hardass Asian Sister lecture of the month, not just one kindly open letter on a blog.

We read today that you are finally suing your former fiancée, Tila Tequila–your part of the fallout for a boom-and-bust engagement that erupted in alleged violence and went down in internet flames. To be clear, we don’t and likely will never know what went down between the two of you that ugly night. Continue reading An Open Letter From DISGRASIAN To Shawne Merriman

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Tila Tequila Comes Out (Again)

November 13th, 2009 | 10 comments | Posted by Jen

Tila Tequila’s come out again!

tila-pickle-brittanyNo more pickles for Tila!

The girl who began her career catering to straight dudes too cheap to buy their own porn, then graduated to bisexuality just in time to premiere–what else?–a bisexual dating show, has come out as a lesbian, as she announced on Twitter this week.

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DISGWITTER OF THE WEAK! Tila Tequila’s Alter Ego, “Jane”

November 3rd, 2009 | 4 comments | Posted by Jen

At what point can we say that Twitter’s jumped the shark? When your boss joins? When your mom joins?

How about when your alter ego starts Tweeting, as was the case yesterday with Tila Tequila?

The Twitter account of Tila, who has professed to suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder), was hijacked briefly Monday by one of her alters, “Jane.” Tila’s describes Jane on her MySpace page as “crazy” and someone who “always wants to kill me.”

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(Then again, after the Twitter-jacking, she also called Jane her “Sasa Fierce” [sic] and boasted that she had her alter ego 10 years before Beyoncé “came wit that,” so, uh, Jane also appears to be a career asset.)

And what else did we learn about Jane yesterday?

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"Tila Deserved It"

September 8th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Y’all know Diana and I aren’t exactly what you’d call fans of Tila Tequila. But when we found out Sunday morning that her boyfriend, San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, had been arrested for allegedly choking her, we instantly felt awful for her. Sure, we didn’t yet know the full story, but when you hear about a woman in a domestic abuse situation, you think about all women who’ve been in domestic abuse situations, you know? Which, by the way, is one-quarter of us. Yes, that’s right, 1 in 4 women will be victim to domestic violence in her lifetime. We all know these women. She could be your friend, your girlfriend, your mother. She could be you.

Looking for more details, I checked Twitter, where “Shawne Merriman” was a trending topic. And here’s a sampling of what I found:


The hashtag #tiladeservedit popped up in some of these Tweets, and every time it appeared, it was being RT’ed by one Chargers fan in particular (who I suspect authored the tag in the first place):


Two days later, what really happened between Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila remains murky. Merriman’s claimed that Tila was drunk and he was trying to prevent her from driving. Tila responded Monday in a Tweet–which has since been removed–that she’s allergic to alcohol and doesn’t drink. It’s really unclear how this is all going to shake out. There’s a chance she may be lying and he may be innocent. But the people who cheered the news of a man allegedly committing violence against a woman? They’re already guilty of despicable behavior.

[Tila Tequila Twitter Page]
[Shawne Merriman Twitter Page]

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A Shot at Marriage with Tila Tequila

August 28th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Guest Contributor

by Guest Contributor Intern Jasmine of This Is Jasmine:

Apparently, somebody proposed marriage to Tila Tequila this month.


There it was on her (now protected) Twitter stream, and you know if it’s on Twitter, it must be true, right?

While Tila Tequila is, in fact, the person I believe is doing even less for Asian-American women than Michelle Malkin, I guess that doesn’t mean she isn’t entitled to martial bliss. In fact, Jen and Diana wondered if maybe DISGRASIAN™ shouldn’t send over a present or something to congratulate the happy couple, an attempt to bury the hatchet for a little while. Frankly, I thought the money could be better spent on a present for me, their devoted intern, but I’m trying to be a better person. So I set about looking for the perfect gift with a minimum of whining.

What do you get for VH1′s premiere reality show fame ‘ho? As she is, supposedly, the queen of the internet, I went a-Googling for some clues. While Tila’s Twitter is now hidden, pics posted to Twitpic from her Twitter are still available. Pictures of her “bow pams” (read: her boobs) and celebrity pals like P. Diddy aside, there really wasn’t much to help me figure out what would make the best gift. Would a media mistress like her do something so pedestrian as actually register for presents?

She would! She did! It’s right here!


I forwarded the registry to Jen and Diana, who were just as surprised as I was. Jen handed over the DISGRASIAN™ credit card, warning me not to spend more than $75 and not to buy anything that I couldn’t return.

Tila was smart enough to list a number of items at various price points, because, you know, bloggers are a budget-conscious crew. The registry obscured the identity of her groom, alas – he’s listed as “Tilo Tequila” on the registry. Who is this dude? Is he so much more famous that the sheer knowledge of his identity as the groom would turn all of our worlds upside down? There weren’t a lot of “manly” things on the registry anyway–many of the gifts seem targeted towards her, um, taste. Unless I’m wrong and the size 5 clear heels from “Exotic High Heels” are actually for the groom (Tila’s comments below are italicized):

“CLEAR HEELS ARE THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS OF YOUR FEET.
THEY GO WITH EVERYTHING.”

Can’t argue with her there. I mean, clear heels are a reality tv fashion “do,” right?

Tila also registered for some white lingerie, which sounded so sweet:

“PERFECTO! I need a wear a costume to be a virgin bride, LOL.

Oh dear. You can accuse Tila of a lot of things (believe me, I know I do) but you can’t say she doesn’t have a sense of humor.

Other items on the list that caught my interest:

“TILA LOVES SMOOTHIES AND THINGS THAT VIBRRRRRRATE!”

“I want ‘my first time’ as a married woman to be ELEGANT & CLASSY.”
“NO COMMENT! LOLZ!”
“Blu contacts on an AZN? Not natural but SUPERNATURAL! These are my ‘something blu’!!!!!”

The Magic Bullet and the sheets strike me as being normal gifts, the kind of stuff you’d see on anybody’s wedding registry. But the Magic Wand Massager? That’s a little intimate, though I suppose in 2009 it shouldn’t surprise a prude like me that ladies would not only have them but think to put them on registries for other folks to see in the first place.

Part of trying to be a better person is challenging one’s norms. So I guess I’m settling on the Magic Wand Massager as a gift to Tila and her Mr. Tequila-to-be. Weirdly, there’s an option on Amazon to buy this used, a thought I entertained for five seconds, being a budget-conscious blogger myself (plus, it’s kinda funny, no?). But I don’t think I could bring myself to buy a used vibrator massager for anybody–no matter how gross I thought they were–not even for Tila Tequila.

[Tila Tequila Wedding Registry]

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Next Thing You Know, They’ll Be Shaq-ing Up

July 17th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
Sure she can gyrate. But what about that bikini wax?

Something tells me this is what Tila Tequila would be up to if she REALLY LET HERSELF GO.

[via Yahoo! Sport UK + Ireland]

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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Wish We Hadn’t Asked Tila

July 3rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Tila Tequila penned an open letter criticizing the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (addressed, like her Twitter updates, to “everyone”), intended for the eyes of President Obama, which was posted on Global Grind this week. In the piece, she details the journey of amazian Dan Choi, whose public profile has skyrocketed since he came out in defiance of the policy–and as a result, was booted from the military.


She writes:

Being an openly bisexual woman myself and having a lot of close gay friends, I have always HATED that policy, which pretty much tells people that in order to serve our country, you have to live in secret.

We get it. And we laud her efforts, but we can’t help but think she’s missing the point a bit.

See, being bisexual and having gay friends isn’t the reason to hate the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is unfair and wrong. EVERYONE should hate this policy, regardless of their personal perspective on sexuality. End of story.

[Global Grind: Tila's Letter To The President]

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Sometimes You Wonder If They Mean, Like, Funny "Ha Ha"

July 1st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Jen and I always read all of most of some of our mail. And we get it–sometimes, folks are not happy with all of the things we say. There are people who feel we’re too rough on Ann Curry (By the way: Seriously? It’s not like she isn‘t a robot). And there are those few remaining Gwen Stefani fans who wish we whouldn’t comment on her man-shoulders. There’s Tila Tequila, who likes our sense of humor (??!), but changes her mind once she sees we don’t believe she actually buys Chanel (or that she should exist).

Maybe y’all get mad sometimes. And you want to tell us. That’s cool, guys. That’s fine. That’s par for the course for two ladies pouring pitchers of Haterade.

But might I make one request: the next time you’re all worked up, huffy and puffy with your mouse clicking away and your little fingers tippity-tappity-ing against your keyboard, fueled by unsettled angst while composing an angry email to us–please remember what your Asian “ha ha” alternative might be if gals like us weren’t busy policing the Web:

“OMG” is precisely what comes to mind

…and try to see that we’re just tryin’ to do our job. And we love you–we’re just trying to keep you safe and free from humiliasian and shame, caused by our fellow citizens.

Unless you’ve got a real hankering for “69 Photos of Asian Girls Posing,” all day, every day–in which case, DISGRASIAN is probably not the site for you. Please. Step. Away.

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This Could Be the Last DISGRASIAN™ Post Ever

June 17th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Intern Jasmine thought it would be a good idea to send us this video of eight perfect, precious, cuddly baby pandas playing with each other and their toys in a little baby crib.

The good news is that this is potentially the cutest fucking thing I have ever seen.

The bad news is that I am so hypnotized, my heart so warmed by this adorableness, that I may never be able to write a mean word again. Not about Tila Tequila, not about Jessica Simpson, not about the Lakers.

Which means we at DISGRASIAN™ may be finished.

Goddamn you, Jasmine. Goddamn you! (Oh wait!! I’ve still got it…!)

[via Today's Big Thing]

Thanks, Jasmine!

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Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Share a Headline With Tila Tequila, Officially Making It Their Worst Day Eva

June 16th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Russell Simmons lauded his Global Grind blogger Tila Tequila this week for drawing an impressive number of traffic to her recent post on declining to wear fur.

Tila’s post features a horrific, graphic video of live animals being skinned alive for the Chinese fur trade (via PETA), as well as her advice to those who love the look: “[J]ust fake it..its [sic] less expensive and you can wear your new outfit without guilt.”

If you’re wondering why someone like Tila should be weighing in at all, however vaguely, on the topic of animal cruelty, she’s got an answer for you (and yes, I find the first sentence of the statement incredibly sad):

“It may seem shocking (it certainly shocks the hell out of me) but I have offered myself as a spokesperson for a few causes that I care about and actually have been turned away! As if the fact that I’m a sex symbol in some way makes my involvement less vital than another celebrity.”

Russell certainly found Tila’s participation vital. So much so that in his very next e-breath, he noted that Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have also announced denounced fur, ultimately lumping them all into the same anti-fur tipping point.

One could call this the ultimate moment of validation for Ms. Tequila! Categorized by a hip-hop mogul as a bedfellow with world icons! Let the planet take notice!

Of course, Simmons did open those accolades with, “On twitter, my new favorite hangout…” which is so unbelievably old-man and out of touch that I actually stopped paying attention anyway.

[via ONTD]
[HuffPo: What Do Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Tila Tequila Have in Common?]

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