Monday, August 07, 2017

Video Surfaces of MTV 'Siesta Key' Star Alex Kompothecras Shooting Shark Off Side Of Boat & 'Siesta Key' Ratings Fall Flat With 674,000 Viewers Given All the Publicity

Video Surfaces of MTV 'Siesta Key' Star Alex Kompothecras Shooting Shark Off Side Of Boat & 'Siesta Key' Ratings Fall Flat With 674,000 Viewers Given All the Publicity. NY POST BRANDENTON, Fla. — Florida wildlife officials are investigating a video that appears to show an MTV reality star shooting a hammerhead shark off the side of a boat. The Bradenton Herald reports the video has been widely shared on social media and comes close on the heels of a separate viral video showing a shark being dragged
The newspaper says the man shooting the shark appears to be Alex Kompothecras of MTV’s “Siesta Key.” He was pictured previously wearing the same red “Make America Great Again” hat and clothes while posing with a dead hammerhead on the network’s Facebook page. Kompothecras apologized and deleted a video of a shark being shot from his social media accounts, telling People magazine he “would not make those decisions again.” It’s illegal to shoot sharks in Florida waters.
Alex Kompothecras allegedly deleted a photo from his Instagram account posing with a dead hammerhead, see photo above, and wearing clothes similar to the man in the shooting video. "It's just wanton killing," said animal activist Russ Rector. He says he got the video from someone who filed a complaint with state investigators. Rector says many of the same men were responsible for dragging a blacktip shark from their boat, while laughing. He insists they also poured beer into the gills of a hammerhead, and that more unsettling videos are coming. "There's so much alcohol involved," Rector said. "You're gonna see the other people and Alex shooting at other fish on the line."
Live+same-day ratings have been revealed for the series premiere of “Siesta Key.” According to data from Showbuzz Daily, the new MTV reality series drew a 0.38 adults 18-49 rating and 674,000 overall viewers which is a fairly flat reception given all the publicity around the show. While not awful by contemporary cable standards (“Siesta Key” was Monday’s #13 cable original in adults 18-49), the numbers are certainly not spectacular. They do not provide optimism that “Siesta Key” will become MTV’s next pop culture phenomenon.

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Premiere parties were cancelled. A Facebook page is calling for a boycott. The premiere of the reality show “Siesta Key” is getting negative publicity after activists connected one of the show’s stars to men in the infamous “shark dragging” video. Co-produced by well-known Sarasota chiropractor, Dr. Gary Kompothecras, and starring his son, Alex, Siesta Key follows young people living it up over a summer in the resort village. But, there are reports one of the young stars is buddies with the men behind the shark dragging video that came to light last week. His connection may have caused promoters to cancel a premier party at a Sarasota movie theater, and prompted a Facebook protest page calling for a boycott of the show. “I thought they should not be able to get away with being on TV to become more famous, to attract more followers to the social media pages,” said Ashley Midey, co-author of the Facebook page.

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