Kermit the Frog voice actor says he is "devastated" following Muppets firing

Kermit the Frog loses his voice as puppeteer quits Muppets after 27 years

Kermit the Frog loses his voice as puppeteer quits Muppets after 27 years

He continued, "As I am sure you can imagine, 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". "They are a calling, an urgent, undeniable, impossible to resist way of life".

The voice of the much-loved Muppet revealed that he had been let go from the role as he would never have "abandoned" the character voluntarily.

Now, news has broken that Whitmire was actually fired nine months ago, and that the longtime puppeteer has been remaining silent about the news in the hopes that Disney would change their mind.

A Muppets spokesperson confirmed - without explanation - that Steve would be replaced by voice actor Matt Vogel to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, June 11.

In a blog post, Steve Whitmire said he still felt "at the top of his game".

Whitmire joined the Muppet crew at just 18.

His replacement, Matt Vogel, has voiced the likes of "Sesame Street" character Count von Count, and Kermit's evil doppelgänger Constantine in the 2014 film "Muppets Most Wanted".

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The man behind Kermit the Frog's iconically warbled voice said he's devastated to have been fired from the post after almost 30 years standing behind the amphibian.

According to Whitmire, he was first informed about the recasting last October, when Studio executives phoned with the news. It's said that Vogel will make his first appearance as Kermit the Frog on The Muppets" weekly YouTube show, "Thought of the Week' next week. Muppets Studios did not explain the reason behind its decision to replace Whitmire.

Steve ended his blog post by apologizing to all of the fans of the Muppets and Kermit who have followed him throughout the years.

In a statement, the Disney-owned Muppet Studios thanked Whitmore for his "tremendous contributions" and wished him well "in his future endeavours".

"You had a, you know, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons", Spicer's voice emanated from Kermit's mouth, a direct clip taken from the press secretary's questionable claims about the Holocaust.

Henson had been a mentor to Whitmire, who started his work with puppets as a teenager-performing a daily show on an Atlanta TV station while still in high school.

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