Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras has been fired by MTV on the night of the show’s premiere for allegedly making racist comments and sharing white supremacist images on social media.
“We’ve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimize his presence,” an MTV spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “He will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key.”
The show’s official social media pages shared the same statement on Tuesday — the same day that season 3 returned to MTV.
Kompothecras, 25, and his girlfriend Alyssa Salerno have previously been prominently featured in the reality show, and a recent promo teased more hostility between him and ex Juliette Porter. PEOPLE previously reported that the new episodes were set to cover Salerno’s pregnancy.
Racist comments and white supremacist posts allegedly made by Kompothecras recently resurfaced and have been circulating by fan accounts online.