Replaced by Matt Vogel? https://www.aol.com/article/enterta...ign=zergnet_2016368&ncid=txtlnkusaolp00001361 How am I just hearing about this? It seems like Whitmire rubbed people the wrong way, but I will disagree with Cheryl Henson, who complains that he performed Kermit as a bitter, angry, depressed victim. You know what? He did. But that's because the writers of the recent movies and TV show wrote him that way. That was actually one of his beefs! I understand Whitmire has been busy burning bridges with the studio, and talking smack whenever he can, so maybe Cheryl is in no mood to be charitable to this buttwipe. But the performance of Kermit himself has been perfectly consistent with how the recent Muppet projects were written. Sometimes it worked (Muppets Most Wanted), sometimes it didn't (The Muppets TV Series). But you can't fault Whitmire for performing Kermit as a bitter victim when that is how the new writers have been portraying him. That is on the Hensons for farming out the scripts to non Muppeteers, rather than Whitmire for performing them as he was told.