A couple of days ago there was a story about Kermit the Frog getting a NEW voice. The story WAS that actor Steve Whitmire was LEAVING the role after 27 years to focus on other projects, but now he’s saying he was FIRED!
Whitmire claims he got the axe 9 months ago... over the phone!
This is what he wrote on his blog:
“I have experienced every possible emotion since October 2016, when I received a phone call from The Muppets Studio’s executives to say they were recasting … I have offered multiple remedies to their two stated issues which had never been mentioned to me prior to that phone call. I wish we could have sat down and looked each other in the eye before they took such a drastic action.”
Interesingly, Whitmire also APOLOGIZED, writing, “I am sorry if I have disappointed any of you … I am devastated to have failed in my duty to my hero.”
(That’s a bit dramatic. What did he do wrong? I’m sure it’ll come out now.)