After Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace took to Twitter last week to object to Arcade Fire’s choice to cast Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield in the main role for their “We Exist” video instead of a trans actor, singer Win Butler has responded in an interview with the Advocate, alongside the video’s director David Wilson.
According to Grace, their choice of lead actor was less than stellar.
Arcade Fire’s video for their latest Reflektor single, “We Exist,” is dedicated to those still looking to find their true self. Even if the world doesn’t want them to.
According to frontman Win Butler, “We Exist” is “a gay kid talking to his dad” about being treated equal. The video features a blonde-wigged Andrew Garfield.
Given Win Butler and Arcade Fire’s penchant for being merry pranksters on the band’s current Reflecktor campaign, it was only a matter of time before they responded to EDM star Deadmau5’s recent Twitter tirade against them.
A seemingly innocuous statement made by Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler during the band’s headlining set during the first weekend of Coachella 2014 sent Deadmau5 into quite the Twitter tirade last night (April 23).
Check out photos from the second weekend of Coachella!