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David Duchovny

My Russian Beer Commercial

Doesn't Make Me Pro-Putin

7/28/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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David Duchovny says his beer commercial musing about living his life as a Russian does NYET mean he supports Russian politics -- especially the invasion of the Ukraine.

Duchovny's statement to TMZ comes in the middle of a flurry of criticism over his commercial for a Russian Siberian beer -- Siberian Crown. Duchovny wonders in the spot what his life would be like if he was Russian ... fantasizing about being a cosmonaut, a ballerina, and other Russian stuff.

The actor tells TMZ, "I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage."

Duchovny goes on, "But being proud of one's ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies."

He insists the beer commercial is not a political statement, but adds, "In retrospect, and in light of recent tragic events, I can now see the potential for misunderstanding and hope people will understand."

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ivan    

1 - sometimes u gotta say 'no' to money - wall street, bankers, CEOs do not understand

56 days ago
17.

Tax    

I hate my Russian background, what family did not leave was killed by the Russian. David just sees the money not dirty corruption.

56 days ago
18.

Sandi    

Russia didn’t invade Ukraine. Duchovny is a stupid guy.

56 days ago
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static    

Is he still a sex addict? He's a Commie for sure.

56 days ago
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may28    

Just because you promote a product made in a certain country does not mean you support their government.

56 days ago
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JAG    

I wish I was Russian so I could drink a Russian beer as 300 people are blown out of the sky. That would be so cool.

There's no upside David. There never was. Ever. There is no point in the History of the human race where the Hammer and Sickle was good news. Ever. Just ignore it. Accept your F up, and ignore it some more.

56 days ago
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ZIGGY GENETALIA    

people will understand its all about the rubles baby

56 days ago
23.

Music Fan    

Hey TMZ, did anyone there actually watch this video? Beacuse no point does is Duchovny seen "fantasizing about being ... a ballerina." He does stand next to one, but that's about it.

Not that the guy wouldn't be up for it, when you consider he played a cross-dressing FBI agent on Twin Peaks, and a sexually-ambiguous version of himself on the Larry Sanders Show.

56 days ago
24.

Mimi    

Sometimes, it's best to just say NO to selling out.

56 days ago
25.

There's a problem here    

Russian beer? I'm a beer drinker, I'd try it. However, speaking of David Duchovny ... no wonder he was a sex addict, he married a gay woman. Is there anyone on earth who doesn't get immediate gaydar when they see Tea Leoni?

56 days ago
26.

PG    

What's next TMZ... Should I not watch hockey because there are Russian players?

56 days ago
27.

Demode    

Duchovny is awesome.

56 days ago
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Anarchyinanaheim    

Time to go back to sex addition rehab, commie.

56 days ago
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TrippyHippy    

Im sorry people, i just did it for the money cause all my X Files money went towards rehab for my slutty actions hahaha

56 days ago
30.

Mario    

Not a big deal. I'm sure he just did it for the paycheck. It's not like he's pulling in X-Files money anymore.

56 days ago
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