The Muppets have been entertaining for over 60 years but there’s another Muppet performer you might NOT know.
You probably know their creator, Jim Henson, who brought everyone together, and you might be even be familiar with Kermit’s voice and many other Muppets Frank Oz.
Richard Hunt was part of the core group who was there from almost the very beginning. In the 70s he became one of the most famous gay men in the world… who no-one recognized.
As someone wrote in the YouTube comments,
“Richard Hunt is the unsung hero of the Muppets. It’s about time he got the recognition he deserved.”
“I’m so glad the Muppets are finally being seen as part of queer culture. Many of those gay jokes went over my head but it makes so much sense! The Muppets impacted me more than any for of entertainment.”