As the country’s collective microscope is tuned in like never before on racial inequality, broadcast networks are also watching their stars closely, including Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras.
On Tuesday (June 16,) the MTV reality star was fired after it was found that he had made racist comments during the show’s premiere. He also was found to have shared white supremacist images on his social media accounts.
“We’ve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimize his presence,” an MTV spokesperson tells People in a recent interview. “He will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key.”
Indeed, it certainly will be tricky to edit Kompothecras from the already-filmed season, as he served as a major player that is the drama of Siesta Key. In fact, in various promos for the show, Kompothecras was seen with girlfriend Alyssa Salerno and was also seen having his share of troubles with fellow cast member and real life ex-girlfriend Juliette Porter.
“As of now, (Salerno) is still a part of the show,” an MTV spokesperson tells the outlet.
What makes this situation even more sensitive is the fact that Kompothecras’ father, Gary Kompothecras, is also a producer of the reality show.
God knows it has been quite a difficult time for not only the country, but also for broadcast executives that have made the conscious choice to not tolerate any racial tension at this time. Last week, MTV fired The Challenge star Dee Nguyen for comments made about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Prior to the firing on Thursday, June 11, Kompothecras welcomed a baby girl with girlfriend Alyssa Salerno, posting the news on Instagram.
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Your first breath, took ours away 💕 June 11, 2020 7:24 am 8 lbs 3 oz I am so incredibly in love with you my beautiful Alessi. Thank you for changing our lives forever 💖 To everyone who has reached out, THANK YOU 🎀 I didn’t have my phone the entire time in the hospital because I just couldn’t get enough of our sweet blessing 🥰 #babyA #theAteam