CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Yahoo News reports:

Taylor Swift dropped a new music video for her song “Lavender Haze” at midnight on Friday, in which her love interest is played by a trans model, Laith Ashley. He and some of Swift’s fans applauded her for casting a trans man, giving representation to other trans people.

“Thank you [Taylor Swift] for allowing me to play a small part in your story,” Laith Ashley, whose full name is Laith Ashley De La Cruz, wrote on Instagram. “You are brilliant and this is an experience I will never forget. It was truly magical.”

Swift directed the music video, which is for the second single off of her newest album “Midnights.” Ashley said Swift’s storytelling abilities continues to leave him “in awe, inspired, and hopeful.”

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