Ariel Winter Slams Media, Body Shamers In Twitter Rant

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Ariel Winter Twitter Rant

By Holly Nicol |

Ariel Winter Twitter Rant

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Ariel Winter slammed the media and body shamers in a lengthy Twitter rant on Monday night. The star, who recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about her estranged relationship with her mother, also said she was “disappointed” with the criticism she received after her interview sparked backlash online.

In a series of tweets posted late Monday night, the “Modern Family” actress wrote, “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.”

Winter continued, “I don’t know what to wear everyday so I look ‘appropriate’ and ‘fashionable.’ Also, screw to always having to look appropriate and fashionable. For what? Society? Who gets to decide what is appropriate and 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. 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.”

She went on to address the criticism she received after her recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she spoke about being sexualized by her mother at a young age. “I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying ‘you accused your own 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 a child, you do what you’re told regardless of what is good for you,” Winter said. The star added, “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.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Winter has had to defend herself online. As Gossip Cop reported, Winter slammed the suggestion that she was “asking for it” by posting a photo on Instagram of herself wearing a bikini while on a boat with her nieces in 2015. Winter later responded to the criticism by writing, “It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m ‘asking for it.’ Celebrate you and don’t let anyone’s comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!!!” See screenshots of Winter’s Twitter rant below.


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