One thing is for sure, do not mess with Ariel Winter. The Modern Family actress isn't afraid to speak her mind when it comes to her body, what she decides to wear or how she decides to show off her assets – so to speak.
Ariel has been the target of a lot of backlash and sexism in the past. This has happened so much so on her Instagram page and in the comments section that she actually spoke about it during an interview with Rogue magazine. She said, "It's called being a woman in the industry. It's complete sexism. It's really degrading, annoying and sad that this is what the media puts out, it's disgusting to me."
She continued, "At this stage, you get sort of jaded after a certain period of time. I feel like I've been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to that point where people's comments and the exposure doesn't bother me as much."
While Ariel seemed super adamant that she doesn't let headlines and comments affect her, things got so bad yesterday that she actually took to social media to address the recent backlash against her.
So what happened? It all started when she was photographed wearing a super sexy outfit to a screening of the Modern Family season finale. While Ariel is known to take some fashion risks, her outfit stood out because the rest of the cast opted for more of a casual look. But, Ariel is confident and she totally slayed the dress. The cyber world had other opinions. They deemed her dress inappropriate for the occasion.
Ariel took to Instagram and fired back at her haters. She said, "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 matters. I know I did. Don’t ever let anyone stifle who you are and how your express yourself. Rant over."
Yikes! She means business and to be honest, we don't blame her. She's entitled to wear whatever she wants and shouldn't have to worry about the world shaming her for it. Today, we must stick up for each other and not put people down – and that goes for celebrities too.
They see the hurtful comments. Just because they are in the spotlight doesn't mean these things don't affect them in some way. Ariel totally shut down everyone who was talking about her outfit and for that we applaud her!
You go, girl.