The Real Reason Alex Was Fired From Siesta Key

Alex Kompothecras, a major star of Siesta Key, was fired by MTV on June 16, 2020, just hours before the show's third season returned to air. Alex was let go "for allegedly making racist comments and sharing white supremacist images on social media," according to People. The Twitter account for the reality show offered a statement, tweeting, "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."

According to People, "[r]acist comments and white supremacist posts" resurfaced online and were passed around on fan accounts for Siesta Key. This marks the third recent firing by MTV, according to Deadline. Teen Mom's Taylor Selfridge was dropped after racists tweets from her account resurfaced. Additionally, The Challenge's Dee Nguyen also got dropped by MTV, per Deadline.

This has huge repercussions for Siesta Key, but also for Alex. Keep reading to find out what's going to happen.

Alex Kompothecras will no longer be a key player on 'Siesta Key'

Alex Kompothecras made up a huge portion of the drama on Siesta Key along with his girlfriend, Alyssa Salerno. MTV promoted the show's third season by teasing tense moments between Alex and his ex-girlfriend, Juliette Porter, according to People. Not only that, but Alyssa and Alex welcomed a baby girl in June 2020, per Page Six, which the show surely would have covered at some point.

Even though Alex is being "edited out of the series as much as possible," Alyssa will still be featured, according to People. An MTV spokesperson told the outlet: "As of now, she is still a part of the show."

While Alex was quickly being cut from the season, TMZ noted that Alex's bio was also hastily removed from the MTV website. The outlet also noted that after Alex was edited out, "the season premiere was slashed by over an hour." Alex's father, Gary Kompothecras, is actually a producer of Siesta Key, according to People. As of this writing, neither Alex nor Gary have spoken up.

This isn't the first time Alex has been linked to a scandal. In fact, one of his former cast mates went so far as to call him a "horrible human being" even before his racist social media comments made headlines.

Alex Kompothecras has scandals in his past

Alex Kompothecras is no stranger to controversy. Back in 2017, a shocking video was leaked of fishermen dragging a shark behind their boat. The footage was very disturbing to some viewers so when Alex bragged that he knew who the fishermen were, people were furious. According to TMZ, Alex and other cast members of Siesta Key got death threats and they even had to cancel a premiere party because the internet reaction was so intense.

That isn't even the end of it. When news broke that Alex and his girlfriend, Alyssa Salerno, had a baby girl in June 2020, other cast members spoke up. Siesta Key's stars Juliette Porter, Madisson Hausburg, and Chloe Trautman made guest appearances on RealiTea with Derek Z on June 15, 2020, and spoke about Alex being a father.

Madisson said, "I think everyone wants to see them succeed. No one wants to see, like, bad parents, so everyone is rooting for them." However, Chloe wasn't so optimistic. She said of Alex, "I wish him the best. I hope this baby changes him. I don't think it's going to, and I think Alex is a horrible human being."