The acceptance anthem's music video finds The Amazing Spider-Man
actor Andrew Garfield playing a blonde-haired transgender woman. The clip was filmed during the Arcade Fire's set at Coachella 2014 weekend two.
Transgender Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace
criticized the visual, tweeting "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?"
Win Butler responded to Grace's remark in an interview with The Advocate
, in which he claimed the video wouldn't have been made without Garfield. "Once something gets on the Internet, it works its way into people's lives in a way that I think is pretty powerful," said the frontman. "For a gay kid in Jamaica to see the actor who played Spider-Man in that role is pretty damn powerful, in my opinion."