Kermit The Frog Actor Says He Had ‘No Advance Warning’ Before Being Fired By Disney! See His Salty Interview!
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.
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 ├óΓé¼╦£70s, still claims he was caught off guard, continuing: (more…)