Kermits röst fick sparken
Steve Whitmire hade jobbat med mupparna i 40 år

Muppets Studio har i ett uttalande sagt att röstskådespelaren Steve Whitmire som spelat grodan Kermits röst i 27 år har lämnat showen efter att ha betett sig "oacceptabelt". Exakt vad detta "oacceptabla uppförande" handlar om har man valt att inte lämna någon detaljerad information om men man skriver i ett uttalande: "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. 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 decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in consultation with the Henson family and has their full support." Whitmire själv skriver på sin blogg: "I see my most important task as providing a taste of the atmosphere created by Jim Henson to those Post-Jim core performers who will never otherwise come by it. My hope was to install it directly into their hearts and minds so that they could, in turn, be inspired to do the same for the next generation of performers instead of the characters becoming stale copies of their former selves. But, as I look around at what is presently transpiring it’s clear to me that the job is far from done." Whitmire hade arbetat på Muppet Studio sedan 1978 och gjort grodan Kermits röst sedan 1990 då mupparnas skapare Jim Henson dog. Tumnagel
Wille Wilhelmsson