Past Is Back to Haunt Porn Star Turned neo-Nazi

Germany's far-right NPD party welcomed Ina Groll into their ranks. But then they found out her professional past was rather liberal when it came to race.

Groll's Facebook page

Last December, German porn actress Ina Groll decided to change professions. She left the sex industry behind her, abandoned her porn names "Kitty Blair" and "Miss Blair" and announced her new calling on her Facebook page: "I am tired of exposing my body. From now on I will expose a policy of hate."

The photos that accompanied Groll's rebranding left little room for doubt - there was indeed a lot of hatred. Hatred for Muslims threatening to turn Germany into a Muslim state; hatred for gypsies crowding the streets of Germany; hatred for immigrants who steal Germans' work and money.

Groll decided to channel her newfound energy to support the German neo-Nazi party, NPD, and even came up with a slogan: "Nationalism can be sexy, too."

A sexy blonde woman joining the ranks of the neo-Nazi party? Party members couldn’t believe their luck. The violent, male-dominated party whose members tend to be tattooed, head-shaven thugs warmly embraced the new addition. Thousands began following her new Facebook page, in which she described herself in three, short words:  "Frei-Sozial-Nazional" – "Free, socialist, nationalist."

In no time, Groll's page filled up with pictures of her with top-ranking party activists and members. Last Christmas, Groll was spotted in her hometown of Duisburg handing out party propaganda while dressed up as Santa Claus. Not surprisingly, the slogan for this neo-Nazi campaign drive was "White Christmas."

Everything was looking dandy for the young German, who was seeking a place in the nationalist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic party. Her Twitter account also became a popular platform for expressing her views. When a local newspaper reported on an initiative to recognize Muslim vacation rights during holydays, she tweeted: "How far will we go?! We must stop the Islamization."

The harmony between the blonde porn star and the neo-Nazi skinheads was soon disturbed, however, when some details arose from Groll's own professional past. The fact that she starred in porn movies didn't seem to bother NPD members very much; what upset them was the fact that in one of those movies, she had sex with a black man.

The film in question was posted in a forum frequented by far-right activists, for "research purposes," of course. And the response was quick and harsh.

"Someone who sleeps with a foreign race in front of the camera can't advance the nationalist ideology," one activist wrote on a far-right Facebook page. Others, naturally, used blunter language.

The party leadership, attuned to the sensitivities of its constituents, acted swiftly. Groll was branded a persona non grata and found herself barred from political events and activities.

Groll herself doesn't seem to be too disturbed by the developments, at least judging by her activity on Facebook: Over the last few days she continued to post racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic messages on her page, demanding "a Germany for the Germans" and calling for "a fight against the massive immigration."

NPD is the largest and most active far-right party in Germany. Having collected just over half a million votes in the last elections, the party failed to pass the electoral threshold - but it enjoys strong support in the east and is represented in two regional parliaments.

During the elections, the party caused an uproar when its members sent condoms to politicians who supported immigrant rights, blaming them for advancing "the demographic catastrophe."