17 July 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Muppets Studio is weighing in on why Steve Whitmire was let go last week after 27 years as the puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog.

“The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously,” a spokesperson said in a statement released to TheWrap.

“We raised concerns about Steve’s repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback,” the studio continued. “The decision to part ways was. »


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