Alex Kompothecras was fired from the MTV reality TV series “Siesta Key” on racist social media posts, the network said.
“We have made the decision to sever ties with Alex and are in the process of modifying the current season to minimize his presence,” said the series. ad Tuesday night on Twitter, adding that he will not appear in future seasons.
The premiere of season 3 aired Tuesday evening. It did not include scenes featuring Kompothecras. The back of his head was shown in a scene.
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Kompothecras, an actor in the series that takes place in and around a wealthy island community just southwest of Sarasota, Florida, used the word N in a comment on an Instagram post that surfaced, Us Weekly reported. . He also commented on laughing at several other racist messages on the app, the media said.
People.com reported that “racist comments and messages of white supremacy allegedly made by Kompothecras have recently resurfaced and been circulated in fan accounts online.” NBC News has not viewed the articles independently.
Kompothecras and his girlfriend Alyssa Salerno featured prominently on the show. They welcomed a girl on June 11.
Kompothecras, who did not immediately return a request for comment on Wednesday, is no longer listed as an actor on the MTV website.
Her dismissal comes a week after MTV cut ties with Dee Nguyen, a candidate for the reality show “The Challenge”, about comments she made on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“IDK why some of you think I am anti-BLM,” Nguyen wrote in a tweet since deleted. “I say that from the day I lost my virginity. “
Nguyen apologized in a tweet after suffering a backlash and before being fired.
“I’m sorry for the insensitive tweet I posted earlier,” she wrote. “I was on the defensive and I did not speak from my heart. But there is no excuse. “
This tweet has also been deleted.
In a statement last Monday, MTV said, “Following Dee Nguyen’s offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we broke ties with her. Out of respect for our Challengers, we will broadcast our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and support those who speak out against injustice. ”