The controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi will likely go on, but Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz has backed the actions of Yoda in the film. Oz took to Twitter to respond to the perceived characters inconsistency.
I kind of have pretty intimate knowledge of who Yoda is, and I don’t feel it was out of character at all.
— Frank Oz (@TheFrankOzJam) March 14, 2019
So there you have it — Oz believes that Yoda’s actions were consistent with the character. Let the debate continue!