Ariel Winter was once again compelled to defend her clothing choices this week, going on a self-described Twitter “rant” in which the ‘Modern Family’ actress declared, among other things, “I am not a whore.”
Stop labeling women
Ariel Winter is tired of being labeled for her revealing attire.
Last week, Winter posted a group photo with her friends via Instagram where she is seen wearing a laced black top and skimpy black shorts.
It didn’t take long for haters and body shamers to jump in and bombard her Instagram post with nasty comments labeling her and saying all kind of disrespectful things.
Ariel took on Twitter and wrote a rant keeping it real for the haters.
“Pretty annoyed about the focus on the fact that I wear shorts, and the commentary that I’m ‘squeezing’ into them or the idea that it’s not okay for me to wear shorts,” she wrote on Twitter.
“It’s SUMMER. Get over it. It’s hot, I’m obviously going to wear minimal clothes. I’m not going to suffer in a turtleneck to please anyone.”
The comments Winter was referring to included several followers who took issue with the fact that Winter was wearing less clothing than many of her friends in the photo.
“Please leave young women alone. We’re just living our lives,” she wrote. “It’s really troubling that we even have to deal with this kind of stuff nowadays. Please stop criticizing everything everyone does!!!”
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) July 14, 2017
Is this really a conversation?
This isn’t the first time Winter has come to her own defense in the face of criticism regarding her apparel. In fact, is the fourth time in four months that Ariel has to defend her clothing choices.
In May, she faced backlash after she appeared at a “Modern Family” screening in a much glitzier outfit than her co-stars.
At the time, Winter spoke with Refinery 29 after she was also body-shamed and criticized for wearing a revealing bikini.
“I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time. But people just kept hating on me no matter what I did,” she said.
“I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I’ll just the time pleasing myself. Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should just try and be happy with what I am.”
Then in June, she called out her own mother, who gave an interview saying she thought her daughter should “dress properly” and stop “expos(ing) herself when it’s not necessary.”
There’s plenty more to focus our efforts on like, I don’t know, climate change and Trump’s rampant sexism.