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Kermit The Frog Actor Says He Had 'No Advance Warning' Before Being Fired By Disney! See His Salty Interview!

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Steve Whitmire thought he was giving good creative notes… but that's none of his business anymore.

The longtime voice of Kermit the Frog opened up about being fired by Disney in an appearance on Today, responding to the claims that he had been "difficult" and "demanding" during his time on The Muppets.

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The puppeteer, who provided the voice of Kermit for the past 27 years, was completely blindsided when he learned the company was terminating his contract over "unacceptable business conduct," explaining:

"I was stunned. It seemed like it was five minutes of silence. I'm sure it wasn't that long. I just immediately tried to get answers. I had no advance warning on that."

The studio begs to differ. In a statement on Monday, The Muppets Studio claimed executives had "raised concerns" about Steve's behavior "over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback."

But the 58-year-old, who began working with The Muppets in the late ‘70s, still claims he was caught off guard, continuing:

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Muppets Drama! Disney Fires Kermit The Frog Voice Actor Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'!

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It ain't easy being an outspoken voice actor!

Last week, it was announced that Steve Whitmire was being replaced by Matt Vogel as the voice of Kermit the Frog.

And like all showbiz shakeups, the recasting didn't come without some drama!

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After Whitmire revealed the Muppets Studio had fired him back in October, the studio clapped back saying their "decision to part ways" was due to Whitmire's "unacceptable business conduct."

Muppets Studio confirmed in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:

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