Jarrod Fairclough – Well, this keeps on getting stranger each day. After Steve Whitmire began posting stories on his new website about being dismissed from his role as Kermit, The Muppets Studio has released the following statement:
“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. We raised concerns about Steve’s repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback. The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in consultation with the Henson family and has their full support.” –Spokesperson for The Muppets Studio
There’s still some information that’s unknown, but it looks like the issues have been going on for a while. We’ll bring you more as the story continues.
Update: Lisa and Brian Henson have spoken in an interview with The New York Times, which you can read below.