David Duchovny Explains Russian Beer Ad, Insists It Is "Not a Political Statement"

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David Duchovny understands why people are bothered by his new commercial.

The actor anchors an ad for Siberian Crown beer that was released online Friday and which has led to a considerable amount of backlash, considering the conflict in eastern Ukraine and allegations surrounding the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

In a statement to TMZ, Duchovny explains why he chose to star in the spot and why he's not expressing support for any nation as a result of it.

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

He 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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