Kermit Actor Was Fired Over ‘Unacceptable’ Conduct, Says Muppets Studio

Wochit Headline News - July 17, 2017

Muppets Studio is weighing in on why Steve Whitmire was let go last week after 27 years as the puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog.

“The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously,” a spokesperson said in a statement..

“We raised concerns about Steve’s repeated unacceptable conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback,” the studio continued..


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