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Ariel Winter Shuts Down Body-Shaming Instagram Trolls

Ariel Winter Shuts Down Body-Shaming Instagram Trolls

Ariel Winter Shuts Down Body-Shaming Instagram Trolls
McKennaMagazine

I am no stranger to Ariel Winter's Instagram.

I have followed her for quite some time now, as I am a huge fan of Modern Family and the actress herself. I am also painfully familiar with the misogynistic, lude, and all-around disgusting comments she receives on her photos. This isn't even the first time I've written about them.

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At 17, Winter is still legally a child. You may think this—if not just basic human decency—would stop people from posting things half as vulgar and terrible as they do. You're wrong.

Most recently, this past weekend, Winter posted an adorable photo of her and her nieces having a fun day out on the water. In this pic, she happened to be wearing a bikini (A very cute bikini, we might add).

 

#mynieces #lovethem #fbf

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

Very quickly, Internet trolls took it upon themselves to begin the daily dump of garbage they call comments. A few even went so far as to say that Winter was "asking for it" wearing that bikini.

While not usually one to respond to these kinds of vomit-inducing remarks, this time, Winter did. And she did it flawlessly:

 

Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this? 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!!!!!!

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

"It sickens me to think that 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 being bullied whether it be online or in 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!!!!!!"

Amen, Ariel. Amen.

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Mckenna Ferguson

McKenna is a freelance writer, Netflix addict, and Colorado State University alumna. Her hobbies include sleeping, staying indoors, and crop top advocacy. #CropTopsForAll

McKenna is a freelance writer, Netflix addict, and Colorado State University alumna. Her hobbies include sleeping, staying indoors, and crop top advocacy. #CropTopsForAll