Get Him Out of Here: TV Show Kicks Out Contestant for Making Hitler Salute
Germany's jungle reality TV version of the British show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" has evicted a contestant after he was shown making a Hitler salute and singing "Deutschland Über Alles". The man, a Polish-born DJ, insists he was only joking.
DJ Tomekk (r) before his eviction from RTL's Australian jungle camp.
The tabloid newspaper published a still shot from the video on its front page on Wednesday. It shows DJ Tomekk, whose real name is Tomasz Kuklicz, making the salute, apparently as a joke. "These are serious accusations against DJ Tomekk," said RTL spokesman Christian Körner. "Such behavior is not tolerable for RTL."
DJ Tomekk said: "I haven't seen the video and don't know what's on it. I heard from a third person that a Hitler salute can apparently be seen on it. I can't explain that at all at the moment. Especially not as something that was meant seriously."
DJ Tomekk said he isn't xenophobic. "I grew up in Wedding, that's a Berlin district with a way above average proportion of foreigners. My girlfriend is black and I'm anything but xenophobic."
The show puts contestants through a variety of trials that include eating a kangeroo's testicle.
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