Jordan Peterson Revealed As Voice Behind Kermit The Frog
Controversial college professor and best-selling author Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has been revealed as the voice behind Sesame Street icon Kermit the Frog from 1990 to 2016. Peterson told Flake News reporters that he vacated his role as Kermit because he felt the character was promoting too much "identity politics and cultural Marxism."
"Probably most of you already can tell that I sound like Kermit the Frog, but very few actually know that I played that role for almost three decades," said Peterson. "Sure, I didn't tell my students that and I didn't inform my patients that either. There's very few psychology professors who would want the added responsibility of being Kermit the Frog, I'll tell you that, and for good reason too."
Peterson explained why he decided to leave his role as the iconic green muppet.
"Well, you see, the character was diving more and more into the realm of identity politics and cultural Marxism. The show Sesame Street and PBS as a network too have a lot of work to do in stemming out this Marxist incursion that's going on everywhere really," said Peterson. "Well, Kermit tells the audience that it isn't easy being green, he's signaling to the audience that we should be overly-concerned with skin color and how that shapes our viewpoint of the world. And it was one of perpetual victimhood that's just toxic to our youth. And I thought we were passed that, so I just had to leave my position. I didn't want to promote race-baiting politics to young minds anymore."
The University of Toronto professor concluded the interview by saying, "No, they got it all wrong. We should be telling young minds that if you're green, you can very well be whatever you set your mind out to be. Now, that doesn't go for everyone. But it is possible that if you work hard enough, you'll be able to find happiness in this world and achieve a position to where you can stand up on your own feet. And you can be that shining star that people can look up to and know that you can be green and make it in this world."
Earlier in the interview, Peterson told Flake News that he had went under the pseudonym Steve Whitmire while performing as Kermit the Frog as a means to conceal his true identity. Peterson would be the second-man to perform as Kermit following Jim Henson who played the role from 1955 to 1990. The reason behind Peterson's dismissal have varied according to sources, but Peterson purports that the reason why he left was because "Sesame Street was becoming too bloody Marxist."
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