Modern Family actress Ariel Winter is not having it and she's not afraid to let everyone know. Winter took to Instagram to shut down trolls' slut-shaming and negative body comments.
It all started with an interview with Hollywood Reporter, during which the actress called out her estranged mother for sexualizing the star at a very young age.
People thought I was 24 when I was 12. If there was going to be a nude scene when I was that age, my mother would have a thousand percent said yes.
Winter received an onslaught of negative online comments, and she decided to set the record straight.
Something I wish people would realize… I am NOT trying to be featured on Snapchat, I am not trying to be pap’d everywhere I go, I am literally just LIVING and unfortunately, I can’t do that without paparazzi following me around everyday. I’m not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I’m trying to live my life. People wear shorts. People have wardrobe malfunctions. No one is perfect.
I’m not a stylist! I don’t know what to wear everyday so I look ‘appropriate’ or ‘fashionable.’ Also, screw having to always look appropriate or fashionable. For what? Society? Who gets to decide what is appropriate or fashionable???? I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that. I don’t want people to constantly see me in the news for going to dinner, or grocery shopping, or anything. I want to be in the news when I ASK for it by going to a publicized event, or EVEN BETTER, when I have work out/coming out! So trust me, I don’t want to see me in shorts putting water in my car every single damn day as much as you don’t.
I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying ‘you accused your mother of sexualizing you yet you’re a whore.’ I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old. I wasn’t an ADULT as I am now. As you mature at 16, 17, 18, you further develop your own identity and can make decisions for yourself. As a child, you do what you’re told regardless of what is good for you.
I’m an ADULT now, who can make my own choices and have my own identity. And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent or that I’m talentless or that I have no self respect. I have EXTREME respect for myself, I HAVE talent, and I AM intelligent. We need to move on from this stigma that women who are comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality are just ‘dumb sluts.' Do whatever you want people, just strive to please YOURSELF and NO ONE else.
Ariel you are so amazing and beautiful and intelligent and you inspire me so much! Love you girl! Keep loving yourself & ignore the haters❤️— Jillian Manners (@jillian_manners) September 19, 2017
Ariel you inspire me everyday to be comfortable in my own skin. It makes me sick seeing the headlines that sexualize you and other women.— Lane Catspurr (@lunalane395) September 19, 2017
Extremely well said... wonder if the media will pick up on THAT message— Sabina⚓ (@SabinaNatale) September 21, 2017