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"When Ryan and his production team called about Aviation Gin, they helped me find some humor in the situation," Ruiz said in the statement. "I am grateful to both Peloton and now Aviation Gin for the work and giving me the opportunity to do what I love to do."
Sean Hunter, who plays the perceived-villain husband in the Peloton ad has spoken out too. The actor and elementary school teacher told Psychology Today, "My 5 seconds of air time created an array of malicious feedback that is all associated with my face. My friend texted me today declaring that I'm 'a symbol of the patriarchy,'" he said, adding the commercial "has nothing to do with my ability to teach or who I am."
Peloton issued a statement over the controversial ad, saying in part, "Our holiday spot was created to celebrate that fitness and wellness journey. While we're disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial, we are encouraged by — and grateful for — the outpouring of support we've received from those who understand what we were trying to communicate."