David Duchovny’s Beer Files: Commercial Controversy

July 29, 2014

David Duchovny

The famous actor David Duchovny starred in a Russian beer commercial, which has became a sort of controversy. That’s surely something no one expected from a beer commercial.

The commercial is about David contemplating on his hypothetic life as a Russian, in a world in which his family stayed in Russia. It’s a really cool commercial, professionally done and entertaining, so what’s the whole fuss about?

The release of the commercial sparked some controversy as political tensions between America and Russia grow, over the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine, as well as the recent tragic event of the Malaysia Airlines plane, which was allegedly shot down by pro-Russia separatists.

Duchovny made a statement that the ad has nothing to do with politics, it’s just an ad for beer, and that he is not pro-Putin.

“I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage. But being proud of one’s ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies.”

This would have calmed things down if only David hadn’t recently tweeted that he grew up thinking he was Russian, only to find recently that he’s been Ukrainian all along, and that it’s “never too late to change.”

He admitted that the timing of the commercial is unfortunate and that it has absolutely nothing to do with politics or the fact that’s he’s actually Ukrainian and is now “ashamed” or something. It’s just bad timing.

“In retrospect, and in light of recent tragic events, I can now see the potential for misunderstanding and hope people will understand,” he added.