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Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Blasts Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Music Video

May 23, 2014 (8:18 am) GMT
The singer, who came out as a transgender in 2012, slams the band's decision for not hiring an 'actual trans actor' for the music video.

Laura Jane Grace is not a fan of 's "We Exist" music video. The singer criticizes Win Butler and Co.'s decision to hire "" actor to star as a transgender in the visuals.

"Dear Arcade Fire, maybe when making a video for a song called 'We Exist' you should get an actual 'trans' actor instead of Spider-Man?" the member of punk band tweeted on Thursday, May 22.

Grace, born Tom Gabel, came out as a transgender back in 2012. She becomes the focus of "", Against Me!'s latest album which was released earlier this year.

Arcade Fire has yet commented on Grace's criticism. The Montreal-based rockers dropped their "We Exist" music video last week. It sees Garfield transforming himself into a blond-haired woman who later gets beaten up by some men at a bar before hitting the stage with the band at Coachella.

The track appears in the group's latest chart-topping album, "". Butler has explained that the song is about a son who's trying to tell his father that he's gay.


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