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MTV’s ‘Siesta Key’ premiere party canceled after show, star receive backlash

In news that will doubtless make the hearts of the Jersey Shore cast swell with pride, a new MTV reality show is under fire after some idiots did something bad.A watch party for MTV’s reality show “Siesta Key” was cancelled after death threats were reportedly made against one of the show’s stars, the Tampa Bay Times reported.The young man is under attack due to his friendship with one of the four men who appeared in the viral video of the shark being dragged behind a boat.Alex Kompothecras, of Sarasota, Fla., and his father Dr. Gary Kompothecras received death threats before the party, according to the newspaper.”I wouldn’t say that’s the only reason”, he told the publication.Despite not taking part in the animal abuse, over 8,000 Facebook users are now protesting the show.MTV’s Siesta Key page declares the show “follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, class, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together in their attractive hometown”.”I had nothing to do with the shark video”.But Alex Kompothecras, the so-called leader of the “Siesta Key” cast, has denied any involvement in the incident. “Yes he’s a friend of mine, but no I don’t agree with what he did”, Alex Kompothecras recently posted to his Instagram.A new Facebook page called “Boycott Siesta Key MTV” developed in recent weeks in response to the incident and has amassed almost 5,000 followers since. Check your facts before you go posting on my page.However, a premiere party Monday night for the “Siesta Key” debut was canceled for safety concerns.