Buff Bagwell posts video discussing social media account manager exit and merchandise issues

Buff Bagwell’s social media account manager quit following a series of controversies, and Bagwell released a new video addressing the situation. It was revealed yesterday that Bagwell’s account had been managed by Michael Long, who announced on social media that he no longer does so “for various reasons”. Long noted that “although I was posting for Buff, it was my beliefs and opinions that were being tweeted”.

The news coincided with reports that Long was scamming fans with Bagwell-related merchandise and it was revealed that Long was a registered sex offender in the state of Ohio.

Following this news, Bagwell posted a video discussing the matter. You can check out some highlights below:

In broaching the subject: “I just got out today for – I want to tell you a bit about my life for the last three or four months. And as you know, for the past three or four months, I’ve been looking for a lot of good stuff and having a lot of fun doing it. But for the past few weeks, I seem to be tending to some things that aren’t so great. And so today, I wanted to come out and clarify some things, and apologize for several things. And I just wanted to come face to face with everyone and do that. I really want to apologize for many, many things.

On his Change or Die docuseries with DDP: “As many of you may know, I worked on a docuseries called Change or Die with Diamond Dallas Page and it’s – the title says it all. It’s change or die. In my situation, it was my knee and my addiction issues. And the thing that I really want to touch with anyone listening is that the support I received from everyone throughout this journey was amazing. It was, everyone seemed to be behind me 100% and for me. And it meant so much to me, and it helped me so much to move on. But at the same time, it also showed me that I really had a lot more changes to make. And I’m going to hold on until everything changes, and I’m going to do it with your support.

On merchandise issues: Another reason I’m here today is to talk about some fan merchandise that hasn’t been received by some fans, which recently came to me through my acquaintances. Unfortunately a guy named Michael Long who was helping me with my merchandise dropped the ball. And many fans didn’t receive some goods they ordered. And to all those fans, I apologize from the bottom of my heart and want you to know that I have neither received nor seen this money. And I just want to clear that up with everyone and know that I want to get to the bottom of it, and I apologize.

On Long’s criminal record: “Over the past few days it has also come to light that Michael has a criminal record which I don’t tolerate at all. It’s a situation he has to deal with on his own. But at the same time, uh, I just want everyone everyone knows that’s something that I don’t condone at all. And I just want everyone to know that I didn’t know that when I hired him, that that’s a mistake that I won’t make at all. the future. Michael has his own issues that he has right now and that’s just on Michael.

On his social networks: Another thing that people seem very upset about is that whatever comes out of my social media is actually my heart and soul that comes out of my social media. And that really bothers me a lot, because I have a team, and we talk about it and review it. But there are also times like in life, you know there are times when we may not be together and we may miss some leads. I may be out of town. I follow a lot of my social media and loved the interaction I had with everyone. And I just want everyone to know that I’m going to be a lot more active in this social media situation from now on.

On his support for the LGBTQIA+ community: Another thing that’s going on that’s been talked about a lot is the LGBTQ community and you know, whether I support that or not. That was the big question, because I’m learning that like, you know, my fans who loved it when they helped me. The fans there knew they were teaching me and helping me, and that was part of Uncle Buff, and the “Is this Buff approved”, and “Wholesome Buff” and all the stuff that I had so much fun getting finished with everyone. I’m learning this – you gotta realize, I’m learning this myself. So, you know, do I support him? I support everyone who is happy in their life. And that’s the idea of ​​what we were talking about. You know, when we released the “Buff is for everyone” t-shirt. And that is, Buff is for everyone who is for themselves. For me, anyone who believes in themselves, I’m for it. And that’s what we were trying to say.

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Buff Bagwell of ah/t at 411mania.com for the transcription.