Kelsey Owens Curses Off MTV, Says She Was FIRED from Siesta Key
Kelsey Owens has been FIRED! She's no longer a cast member on Siesta Key. Kelsey Owens Curses Off MTV, Says She Was FIRED from Siesta Key was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .
Kelsey Owens is out of a job.
And now she’s out for vengeance.
The veteran Siesta cast member said Friday on Instagram that she has been unexpectedly fired from the MTV hit after four seasons.
Just like that. Out of nowhere. With no explanation given.
“Last night I was walking into [a] 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,” wrote Owens to open a lengthy and bitter post.
“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.”
As you can see below, Owens proceeded to make her feelings on the dismissal known via a certain gesture she shared online.
But she didn’t hold back with her words, either.
“Not even a simple ‘thank you for sharing the past 5 years of your life with us,'” she added of how the news was broken.
“I cried my eyes out then wiped those tears and filmed my last scene the best I could with my head held high.”
Despite her extreme disappointment with the way things transpired, Owens emphasized that she remains thankful for her run on the reality series.
“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,” she said.
“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.”
Concluded the often-bikini-wearing star:
“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.”
Following her reveal, Owens received undying support from other members of the MTV family.
“So sorry! Such an unfortunate ending. You are a star and helped make that show! on to the next chapter,” wrote The Hills alum Heidi Montag, for example.
Elsewhere, Kelsey’s boyfriend, Max Strong, who has appeared on Siesta Key in the past, also remarked on his lover’s message, assuring his girlfriend she is “an incredible person” — and that the blame lies on the show’s producers and show runners, who “just aren’t good people.”
But how does he really feel?!?
“They have shown it time and time again since I have been filming by your side,” Max continued.
“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.”
Strong also accused producers of creating a “horrible culture and working environment,” noting he’s relieved that he and Kelsey will now be able to “move forward with our lives.”
And Owens appears to be doing so already.
Later on Friday, Kelsey met up with friends and (now) former co-stars, to share a toast “to the next chapter.”
In regard to everyone that has reached out?
“Just taking my time to enjoy my last day in Miami & digest things, but I promise it doesn’t go unnoticed!” Kelsey concluded. “Y’all are the best!
Kelsey Owens Curses Off MTV, Says She Was FIRED from Siesta Key was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .