Siesta Key fans are not happy with a sneak peek preview of the upcoming episode. One week after it was announced that lead star Alex Kompothecras was fired from the MTV reality show and that his previously filmed scenes will not be shown, viewers were fired up over a preview scene that probably wouldn’t have made the cut had Alex’s scenes not been cut out.
In the sneak peek, Siesta Key star Kelsey Owens vented to Juliette Porter and another friend about her relationship with on-and-off boyfriend Garrett Miller. Kelsey told Juliette that she’s getting mixed signals from Garrett and that there are red flags in their relationship. The scene, set in a pumpkin patch, went on for nearly two-and-a-half minutes before the trio decided that Kelsey won’t solve her problems in there.
But in the comments to the video posted on the official Siesta Key Instagram page, fans remarked that no one really cares about Kelsey and Alex’s storyline, especially since the guy behind their original breakup is no longer on the series. Longtime fans may recall that Kelsey cheated on Garrett with Alex in an earlier season.
“No one cares,” one commenter wrote. “Release the uncut season.”
“Who cares about Kelsey and Garrett?” another person ranted. “This show is already boring.”
Others wrote that Siesta Key can’t continue without Alex, and predicted that the remaining cast members should get ready for the series’ cancellation. Some viewers asked MTV to add him back into the scenes he was cut out of, so the show can make more sense.
“No Alex, show is done,” one fan commented.
“Without Alex it just does not make sense at all,” observed another.
Alex has been a star on Siesta Key since it debuted in 2017, and his father, Gary Kompothecras, is one of the creators of the series and serves as an executive producer. The law student’s firing for alleged past racist social media activity came days after he welcomed his first baby with girlfriend Alyssa Salerno. The couple’s pregnancy news was supposed to be a big part of the season that Alex will no longer appear in.
Alex has not publicly commented on his sudden firing, but his mother, Beth Bronson-Kompothecras, alluded to it in a Father’s Day post on Instagram. The proud grandmother shared a photo of her family as she posed with her own father, Alex, and Alex’s baby daughter, Alessi.
“Alex Happy First Fathers Day and I wish you many more to come!” the former Siesta Key star’s mom wrote. “You already are a wonderful Daddy to our sweet Alessi! Your Mama is happy and proud. I am overjoyed and nothing in this world can rob me of that!”