THE Masked Singer fans slammed the show and said the series has “run out of steam.”
The backlash comes after Kermit the Frog was unmasked as The Snail during the Season 5 premiere on Wednesday.
The Snail was the first contestant to be eliminatedCredit: Fox
Fans slammed the show when the contestant’s identity was revealed as KermitCredit: Fox
Many viewers took to Twitter to call the elimination a ‘snail fail’
After Kermit’s identity was revealed, a number of viewers took to Twitter to slam the show for including a contestant that is not a real person.
One The Masked Singer fan wrote: “#TheMaskedSinger snail fail… if you are starting to put imaginary characters behind the masks your show has run out of steam. No disrespect to Kermit but that was to silly.”
Alongside a confused gif, another viewer said: “Bro wtf is #themaskedsinger they really unmasked the singer and it was Kermit the Frog…. Like is that not just another costume???”
A third fan chimed in: “Did @MaskedSingerFOX run out of celebrities already and had to fill a spot with a puppet?”
While many fans were annoyed by the episode’s reveal, others admitted they never would have guessed that Kermit was the voice behind the elaborate costume.
Many fans took to Twitter to slam the showCredit: Fox
Viewers noted Kermit was ‘just another costume’
One person asked if the show ‘ran out of celebrities’Credit: Twitter
One viewer tweeted: “I never would’ve guessed that #SnailMask was Kermit the frog. I was totally stumped and they got me with this one!”
Accompanied by a shocked gif of Kermit, another surprised fan wrote: “Never in a million years did I expect that reveal.”
A following person added: “That was too cool! I would’ve never guessed Kermit. Well played.”
Many agreed that they were blindsided about tonight’s reveal, as another fan tweeted: “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F***!!! I did not see that coming!”
An additional viewer chimed in: “That was a good twist. No one expected that.”
Others said they were ‘totally stumped’
One viewer said the unmasked was ‘too cool’
Many fans said they didn’t expect the reveal
Following his performance of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ hit son You Make My Dreams (Come True), guest host Niecy Nash revealed the news that The Snail had been eliminated.
After joking Miss Piggy would be upset over his elimination, Kermit added: “I’ve had a great time being here. It’s really been a pleasure.”
Some fans were impressed by the big revealCredit: MICHAEL BECKER/FOX
Before the Muppet character was revealed as The Snail, the judges each took turns guessing the contestant’s identity.
None of the judges were able to guess the correct identityCredit: Fox