Ariel Winter: I Am NOT “Asking For It” With Bikini (PHOTOS)
Ariel Winter is slamming the suggestion that she’s “asking for it” by wearing a bikini after a photo she posted on Instagram sparked a backlash. See photos below.
On Friday, Winter shared a picture of herself wearing a bikini on a boat while with her young nieces. The caption simply read, “#mynieces #lovethem #fbf.” The comments soon became filled with remarks criticizing the star’s body.
One person even commented that Winter was “asking for it” by wearing the skin-baring bathing suit. Winter responded with a new photo, this one showing a woman wearing a skirt with her legs marked to show which lengths would be “prudish” and which would be “provocative.” In a lengthy caption, Winter asked incredulously, “Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this?” She went on:
“The height of a girl’s skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m “asking for it”. I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school.. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don’t you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Celebrate you and don’t let anyone’s comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!!!!!!”
It’s been a strange few weeks online for Winter. Last month, as Gossip Cop reported, a social media user slammed Ariana Grande for being a “stick” while celebrating Winter’s curves. Grande responded with a message about body shaming, which Winter endorsed with a re-post. Then, this week, the “Modern Family” star used Instagram to humorously hit back at a tabloid story that falsely claimed she was planning to wed as soon as she turned 18.
Check out the two photos from the bikini controversy below. TELL US: What do you think of Winter’s response?