American PickersFans are still reeling from Frank Fritz’s departure as long-time co-host, and it only gets worse for those who hoped he would return. Silver Screen BeatsReports have emerged that merchandise featuring Fritz’s image has been removed by The History Channel after fans complained via Twitter that Fritz was being financially exploited by the channel despite not being involved in the show. When The American PickersTwitter accountFans were quick to voice their dismay at Fritz’s departure by sharing a link to their holiday line.
“I think it’s time to boycott American Pickers. It really bothers me they kicked Frank to the curb,”Tweeted one angry fan. “With friends like that who needs enemies. Just makes me sick,”Another one. “Hope you’re still paying the bearded charmer. He deserves it,”Another follower expressed hope that Fritz is still making money despite being fired.
Fritz’s departure is likely to be due to his ongoing feuding with Mike Wolfe, former co-host. Fritz’s departure was announced in July. Wolfe made a statement We wish him all the best. “I have known Frank for as long as I can remember, he’s been like a brother to me,”Wolfe stated. “The journey that Frank, Dani (Danielle Colby), and I started back in 2009, like all of life, has come with its highs and lows, blessings and challenges, but it has also been the most rewarding. I will miss Frank, just like all of you, and I pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey.”
Fritz, however, painted a different picture in an interview.Silver Screen Beats. “I haven’t talked to Mike in two years. He knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is,”Fritz spoke to the outlet. “The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent. I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much. That’s fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the front man. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s no problem with me, maybe he does have a problem.”
Fritz is steadfast in his belief that he is the. “bigger”He is a popular favorite because of his popularity and the fact that viewers are more in tune to him on screen. “I’m not arrogant and I’m more of a regular ol’ guy. The guy that connects with me is the guy who buys a 30 pack of Busch Light and a pizza on the weekend,” Fritz says. “I’m more of the common man guy, I haven’t found a $100,000 vase or any Michelangelo stuff. I’ve never really had a big, big score like that. But all the small scores are the bread and butter and that’s my deal.”