Kelsey Owens is being chastised by MTV for allegedly firing her without warning fromSiesta Key. Friday, the reality star wrote a lengthy Instagram post explaining the circumstances of her being fired, calling the situation mind-blowing and utterly depressing.
I was walking into a freaking strip club of all places last night and was told that with absolutely no warning, I would be fired. She began. It's horrifying & mind-boggling that after working on a program since I was 19 years old where I've shared things about my personal life that I wasn't always comfortable with, which I've devoted my life to, it's come to an end in such a disrespectful manner and so abruptly.
Owens continued, "Not even a simple thank you for sharing your life for the past five years with us." I cried my eyes out then wipe my tears out and recorded my final scene as best I could with my head held high.
Although Owens was dissatisfied with the way MTV reportedly handled her dismissal, she said she was grateful for her time onSiesta Key.
Despite the way things were handled, I am so grateful for the friends I have made, the once in a lifetime opportunity I have had, and most importantly, the fans. I wish I could hug each and every one of you, according to a letter. You have no clue how much your sincere words and support have given me through some of my toughest times.
Owens continued that I am a better person because of him. My time on the program may have come to an end, but this is just the beginning for me. I am ready to navigate this next chapter.
Owens was one of the first actors fromSiesta Keyand to return to the program for its inaugural season, which ended in 2017. While MTV has not issued a formal statement about her dismissal, Owens costars appeared to confirm her dismissal from the program in the comments section of her post.
On Instagram, Juliette Porter and Madisson Hausburg shared their support, while Owens boyfriend Max Strong wrote that he's sorry she was left off the program.
I am honestly so relieved that we will now be able to go forward with our lives, he wrote, before claiming, the best is yet to come.
MTV released Siesta KeySeason 4 in 2021 and ended in May, and the fifth season of the filming will begin this summer.