Alyson Stoner’s new music video doesn’t hold back.
In the new video for the song Fool, Stoner ends the video by kissing her female love-interest.
The singer, actress, and dancer came out earlier this year.
‘I just released the essay, coming out with my sexuality, and now it’s LGBT history month. And so I have my first female love-interest in the music video, and it’s just a perfect tie-in with what’s happening,’ Stoner said in a TV interview with KTLA 5.
‘My job here is to say this is normal, and it’s something I’ve lived with every day, and now I’m inviting you into my authentic self. And if you’re not ready for it then just pay attention to the humanity, because it is a genuine emotion, genuine care and concern, just like any other relationship.’
Stoner also pointed to some of the less-than-subtle symbolism in the video, such as dancing around a cat. ‘You might say there is some symbolism having a female love interest and a cat involved, but I’ll let you figure out the rest,’ she said.
‘How I Embraced My Sexual Identity’
Stoner came out in an article she wrote for Teen Vogue titled ‘How I Embraced My Sexual Identity’ in March this year.
In the article, she said that she was ‘attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways’.
In the article, Stoner expresses her feelings when she fell in love with a woman, and the possible effects this might have on her professional life.
‘Some people in the industry warned me that I’d ruin my career, miss out on possible jobs, and potentially put my life in danger if I ever came out,
‘If you’re questioning or struggling with your sexuality, gender identity, or anything else, know that I and so many who’ve gone before us are with you. Whatever your identity, you are lovable and wonderful and enough,’ she wrote.
Her fans welcomed the news of her coming out.
Stoner is a former Disney star, who was best known for acting roles such as Cheaper By The Dozen in 2003, and more recently the Step Up series. She also worked as a backup dancer for Missy Elliot and Will Smith.
In her interview with KTLA 5 Stoner also spoke about her charitable work of working with I Pour Life, an NGO which teaches business skills to women in Ethiopia.
Source: Gay News