You may have seen that video that shows men dragging a shark behind their boat that went viral over the past few days. The 10-second clip shows a boat dragging a shark through the water at high speed. The shark, tethered to the end of the boat, thrashes and repeatedly slams against the wake of the engine, as four men look back, seeming to enjoy what they see.
What does this have to do with MTV’s “Siesta Key?” Alex Kompothecras — the main star of “Siesta Key” and the son of the man who essentially created the show — is apparently friends with one or more of the people in the video.
It came out in the comments of one of his recent Instagram posts:
Alex: “I had nothing to do with the shark video. Yes he’s a friend of mine, but no I don’t agree with what he did.”
Considering how much internet hate the video has generated, it may generate some bad publicity for the show just days before it premieres at 10 p.m. on Monday, July 31.
We will undoubtedly be talking about this on next week’s episode of the Inside MTV’s “Siesta Key” podcast.