Taylor Swift Fans Thank Her for Casting Trans Model/Activist Laith Ashley,

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday January 28, 2023
Originally published on January 27, 2023

Laith Ashley
Laith Ashley  (Source:Instagram)

Taylor Swift's much-anticipated music video for "Lavender Haze" is out now, and fans are praising the singer for her LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

As reported by Yahoo News, none other than trans model and activist Laith Ashley stars in the video as Swift's object of her affections. To complement the cameo further, Swift tweeted that she "absolutely adored working with" Ashley.

Swift and Ashley are seen lying in bed together in the video, with Swift caressing his bare back to reveal a sparkling image of a starry sky.

"Her seeing the starry sky in his back was absolutely magical. it gave her hope #LavenderHazeMusicVideo," a Twitter commentator said.

Later in the video, Swift and Ashley are sitting on the floor wrapped up in each other's arms, and dancing together surrounded by lavender, hazy fog.

Also sharing thanks, Ashley thanked Swift for "allowing me to play a small part in your story." He then thanked her for being an ally and wrote, "You are brilliant and this is an experience I will never forget. It was truly magical."

"me struggling to look for Easter eggs bcus all I can focus on is how fucking hot laith Ashley is" wrote another Twitter commentator.

"Lavender Haze" is the third song set to a music video from Swift's Midnights album. The video for "Haze" dropped at midnight, Haze" after videos for "Anti-Hero" and "Bejeweled" dropped in October.

"During a time where trans people are constantly under attack and facing prejudice at what seems like all corners, having a major pop star like Taylor swift feature a trans man as a life interest in a charting song is a huge deal. #LavenderHazeMusicVideo," tweeted another user.

A huge deal, indeed.


Learn more about Ashley'at his IG account: