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The Man Who Plays the Peloton Husband Grapples With Fame, Fears Repercussions

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By Emily Reily
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The man who plays the husband who gets his wife that godforsaken Peloton exercise bike for Christmas is speaking out amid the backlash from the viral commercial.

Call Him 'Peloton Husband'

The actor, Sean Hunter, of Vancouver, has changed his Instagram handle to "Peloton husband," so he must be embracing all this newfound fame to some extent.

Hunter wrote in to Psychology Today to say that the ad was originally "well received," at least until the negative comments arrived.

Is He Really Abusive? Not Likely.

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The writer at Psychology Today who interviewed Hunter was concerned about one tweet in particular which alluded to the fact that this husband must be abusive for him to buy his wife a bike. That may be going a bit far.

Let the Good Times Roll

Hunter says his friends first weighed in with positive reactions, congratulating him on his new success.

“A few comments from my friends came in and the overall consensus was that it was awesome, one even mentioning, ‘I always knew you would make the big time.’ I appreciated the compliments, but in my eyes it was just a small role. I was simply grateful for the experience.”

What Will Happen To Peloton Husband?

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But now that the ad is viral and not in a good way, he's afraid it's going to ruin the rest of his career.

“As my face continues to be screenshot online, I wonder what repercussions will come back to me. I pride myself on being a great teacher and developing actor, and I can only hope that this affects neither.

I’m grappling with the negative opinions as none of them have been constructively helpful.”

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