MTV fired Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras and edited the season three mid-season premiere last night to remove Alex after his racist social media comments began circulating online.
Alex, who also goes by Alex Kompo, isn’t just a central cast member: his dad hired a production company to film a pilot for a show that eventually became Siesta Key.
When MTV announced the new season, it outlined its storylines in six bullet points, three of which involved Alex:
· After finally calling it quits with Robby and Alex, Juliette finds herself in a new relationship with Sam and is working for one of the biggest fashion entrepreneurs in Siesta Key.
· Alex’s infidelity remains a secret from his girlfriend Alyssa, who later shocks him with pregnancy news.
· Chloe and Alex are at odds again after she meddles in his relationship one too many times, which jeopardizes her career.
Tuesday night, MTV tweeted,
We’ve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimize his presence. He will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key.
The reason: incredibly vile, brutally racist social media posts that Alex commented on using additional racist language, including the n-word.
Some of those posts date back six years, and were even pointed out by a Twitter user in 2018.
Alex’s dad, Gary Kompothecras, is very upset—though not with his son. Gary told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “Our family is very disappointed with MTV and we are exploring all our options.”