Siesta Keystar Alex Kompothecras has been fired from the MTV show after alleged racist comments posted on social media resurfaced. In a statement given to ET on Tuesday, an MTV spokesperson confirmed that they had cut ties with Kompothecras.
"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 spokesperson said.
Kompothecras, 25, was let go ahead of the show's season 3 premiere because of past racist social media posts, according to TMZ, which was first to report the firing. Fans of the show noticed that the reality star's name was taken off the opening credits and he didn't appear in much of the episode. MTV also removed his bio from the website.
The news comes after Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired days ago, after past racist actions against former co-star Faith Stowers resurfaced. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also fired after racist tweets they posted came to light. MTV also severed ties with Dee Nguyen -- who is on the current season of The Challenge and was part of the winning team on War of the Worlds 2 -- after her controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.
ET had just spoken with the Siesta Key cast ahead of the season 3 premiere, where they touched on the recent reality stars' firings and if they would incorporate more diversity into their show.
“Stassi Schroeder used to be someone that I really looked up to, and then I read her book, and I think they definitely made the right call,” Chloe Trautman told ET’s Katie Krause. “Any network that wants to make an impact needs to hold people accountable for their actions. I'm not saying they shouldn't be forgiven, but I think this opportunity that we have should be for the right people.”
As for how the Black Lives Matter movement could or should impact Siesta Key, cast member Garrett Miller believes the show needs to “100 percent” work on becoming more diverse -- something he hopes to help implement, starting with his own friends.
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