Yahoo – The former puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog has spoken out after being replaced earlier this week, saying in a blog post that he was fired by Disney. In a post on Muppet Pundit on Wednesday, Steve Whitmire wrote that he was told that the famous Muppet would be recast last October, assuring fans that he would never have quit the role voluntarily.
What an atrocity. Well I guess technically Kermit will live on, but the guy who voiced and muppeteered (thats a word right?) the famous green frog just got kicked to the curb by the Muppets. And you wanna know why? Because content is king.
“Whitmire took on the role in 1990 after creator Jim Henson’s death. His successor Matt Vogel — who voiced Kermit’s evil doppelganger in 2014’s “Muppets Most Wanted” — will become only the third performer to play Kermit since the character’s inception.”
The Muppets literally replaced him with the guy that voiced “Kermit’s evil doppleganger.” The Muppets ain’t stupid. Along with the rest of us they witnessed the creation of a first ballot Hall-of-Fame meme this year. Evil Kermit.
If the Muppets can bring me more Evil Kermit then I will forget about this injustice. I will not take vengeance on the Henson family for firing Kermit. As long as we can get the dark, hooded Kermit telling us all to embrace our inner Id. Those are my terms.
PS – Even the spinoffs of the Evil Kermit meme were great.