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'Siesta Key' Star Fired From MTV Series With 'No Warning' While Filming

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Kelsey Owens, who has appeared on Siesta Key since the beginning, has been fired from the reality show, she revealed.

“Last night I was walking into scene at a freaking strip club of all places and was informed that I will be cut moving forward on Siesta Key with absolutely no warning,” she wrote on her Instagram.

“It’s mind blowing & truly disgusting that after working on a show since I was 19 years old where I’ve shared things about my personal life I wasn’t always comfortable with, revolved my whole life around, and put so much effort into could come to an end in such a disrespectful manner and so abrupt. Not even a simple ‘thank you for sharing the past 5 years of your life with us,’” she continued.

“I cried my eyes out then wiped those tears and filmed my last scene the best I could with my head held high. Despite the way things were handled I am so grateful for the friends I’ve made, once in a lifetime opportunities I’ve been given, and most of all the fans. I wish I could hug each & every one of you. You have no idea how much your kind words and support have meant to me and how much they’ve helped me get through some of my toughest times. I couldn’t have made it these past 5 years without y’all so thank you for that. I am truly a better person because of y’all. My time on the show may have come to an end but this is just the beginning for me. 💗Time to strut my way into this next chapter.”

Kelsey‘s boyfriend Max Strong, who has appeared on the show alongside her, offered support for her and claimed the showrunners and producers on the show “just aren’t good people.”

“I know you have put your heart into this show and wanted to believe in the best in the people running it but unfortunately the producers and show runners of this show just aren’t good people,” he claimed. “They have shown it time and time again since I have been filming by your side. They lie to your face and tell you they care about you in order to manipulate you into doing the things that they need – all while holding money and episode checks over your head.”

“I’ve seen it from the minute I walked into this show and have been very vocal about it to them in your defense, which I know is why they didn’t want me in Miami with you. They’ve created a horrible culture and working environment and I am honestly so relieved that we will now be able to move forward with our lives. I promise you the best is yet to come 🙏🏼 love you so much!”

Several of Kelsey‘s cast mates sent their love and support in the comments…

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