Disney says Kermit the Frog puppeteer fired over ‘unacceptable business conduct’

Steve Whitmire appears with Kermit the Frog at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. / L.A. Times

The war of words rages on, but none of them are coming from the little green frog. The Muppets Studio released a statement Monday revealing a bit more about its decision to part ways with longtime Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire. “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by…