For the past few years, 19-year-old Ariel Winter has found herself constantly having to defend her outfit choices and fight off body shamers. And it looks like the Modern Family star has finally had enough.
Tuesday, Winter shared a "rant' on Instagram talking about the pressure of always being photographed in the media. Plus, how she's tired of women being shamed for being body confident.
“Sometimes 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,” she began.
In the post, Winter makes it very clear that she does not dress for attention nor to get noticed by the media, as some trolls have claimed. “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,” she wrote. “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 fashion. 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," she continued.
The actress also reponds to the constant tweets she gets in reference to her relationship with her estranged mother. ICYMI Winter emancipated from her mother before the age of 18, reporting that she was sexualized as a child. Winter then went under the care of her older sister Shanelle Gray.
"I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying, “You accused your mother of sexualising you yet you’re a whore.” I was a child being dressed like I was 24," she wrote. "I wasn't an ADULT as I am now.
While Winter has often clapped back at haters in the past, this rant may be her most powerful reponses to date. Toward the end of her post, Winter touches on her recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter where she also opened up about being body shamed.
She ends her rant, "Do whatever you want people, just strive to please YOURSELF and NO ONE else."
Amen, to that!
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