Max Joseph Declares Exit From 'Catfish' In Emotional Open Letter
By Paris Close
August 8, 2018
All good things must come to an end, and the notion is true for Max Joseph, who just declared his retirement from Catfish after seven seasons on the MTV series. Joseph broke the news in an affectionate letter to fans via Twitter Wednesday (August 8).
"Hey guys, the time has come sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life," Joseph started his message. "I've learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general."
The 36-year-old filmmaker followed with regard to the bond he's forged with fans and fellow co-host Nev Schulman during their years together on the reality-based small screen series.
"Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes," the 36-year-old filmmaker notes, before explaining the reason behind his abrupt departure. "For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it."
He added: "With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit."
Joseph has been attached to the series dedicated to uncovering the truths and lies of online dating since its inception in November 2012.
The news of Joseph's resignation comes months after MTV halted production for the show's seventh season when Schulman became embroiled in accusations of sexual misconduct back in May. The suspension was subsequently lifted after the allegations were deemed "not credible."
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