Ariel Winter has been body shamed for years. Haters are constantly lashing out against her weight, boobs and style. But the young Modern Family star refuses to let the criticism get to her.
Most recently, Winter defended herself when she was criticized for her revealing dress at the Modern Family Season 8 screening. The actress wore a very short gold minidress with a large cutout, which showed off her legs and cleavage.
She was slammed for choosing a glitzy, skintight frock when her co-stars went casual for the screening. Critics have also been lashing out at Winter for showing her breast reduction scars.
But Winter took to Instagram to say, “Why TF does anyone care that I didn’t dress casual like everyone else for the panel? Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can’t people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want? WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT PEOPLE! As long as you feel good about yourself that’s what maters. I know I did. Don’t let anyone stifle who you are and how you express yourself. Rant over:)”
And this is far from the first time Winter’s been criticized for her body and style. People constantly post mean tweets about her breast reduction scars and risqué style.
Back in 2015, she was slammed for posting a swimsuit photo of herself while she was with her nieces. “Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this?” she wrote. “The height of a girl’s skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is looking for. It sickens me to think that at 17, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m ‘asking for it.’”
“I feel like people put so much emphasis on [these photos],” she said. “Guys, all the time, go on their Instagrams and take pictures nude with guitars in front of their stuff. No one says anything. Nobody cares. When [women] try to be free and post what we want, it’s like, look at that slut on social media.”
She added that that women are “proud of our bodies. We’re proud of who we are. We’re made the way we are. Why do we care? If I take a picture and I think it looks good – if it’s a little revealing, whatever.”
Check out some Twitter reactions to Winter’s revealing dresses over the years:
Inappropriate on so many levels, me thinks! Sad she thinks she needs to expose all. https://t.co/qfUdqjhyGi
â€” Annette Mary Moody (@AskAnnette) May 5, 2017
Poor little Ariel Winter. Nobody's body shaming you; they're chastising you for wearing a completely inappropriate dress.
â€” JonieAngel (@jonieblon) June 28, 2016
Ariel Winter's graduation dress was really inappropriate.
â€” Shug Kane (@SugarKovalczyk) July 9, 2016
im sorry but the dress that Ariel Winter is wearing to the SAG awards is a bit inappropriate for a 15 year old #justsaying
â€” Hannah Carper (@Hannah_Carper) January 19, 2014
â€” Kel Kendrick (@TVKel) January 30, 2012
Um, Ariel Winter is 13. Is that dress not incredibly inappropriate? #emmys
â€” Nora Davis (@NoraNDavis) September 19, 2011
All of Modern Family's wins are well deserved. But the middle daughter (Ariel Winter), her dress is inappropriate. She was born in 1998!
â€” Billy Martin (@billyfmartin) September 19, 2011
How old is Ariel Winter cuz if she's still a teen, that boob dress is inappropriate! #emmys
â€” Karen! (@Nerak2780) September 19, 2011
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