MTV cuts ties with Alex Kompothecras after racist comments

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MTV has ended its relationship with reality television star Alex Kompothecras over offensive comments he allegedly made on social media. 

“We’ve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimise his presence. He will not be in future seasons of ‘Siesta Key,’” the show stated on Twitter.

The Greek-American celebrity, who has appeared on all three seasons of Siesta Key, commented with the n-word in one resurfaced Instagram photo. He also commented laughing at multiple other racist posts. He has not commented publicly on his firing or the comments. 

Season 3 of Siesta Key returned with a new episode on Tuesday, June 16, but Kompothecras was cut out.

Several scripted and unscripted shows have recently fired cast members over racist comments and behaviour in light of the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.

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