You know who’s pretty cool? Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter. You know who’s not particularly cool? People who body shame others on social media. You’d think these two topics wouldn’t have anything in common, but unfortunately, they cross paths more often than you’d think. Luckily, Winter is a pretty rad lady who is never afraid to call out misogynistic behavior, especially when it’s directed towards women’s body types and she recently took to Twitter to do just that.
Winter is a young actress, only 18, who managed to complete high school while balancing a hectic filming schedule. Recently, Winter graduated and posted a picture from her celebratory party.
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Couldn't be more grateful to @shanelle_gray & @davidbarrygray for throwing me the most amazing graduation party ever last night…the amount of love and support they've shown me for the past four years has been life changing. My sister is my absolute best friend and my everything…❤️ Thank you so much. I couldn't be luckier or more grateful. I was in awe last night and I still am that you guys love me that much to do all of that for me…I never would be where I am today without you two…you guys saved me and taught me to be the person I am today. Dad…I love you!!! Thank you for always being there to support and love me as well and always put a smile on my face no matter what :). I'm so grateful for the bond we now share. Alenah the song you put together with Shanelle and recorded for me was one of the most special gifts I've ever received. I'm still tearing up thinking about it. Thank you for that and for your beautiful, special performance. Also a big thank you so much to Geraldine for putting it all together and to @contemporarycatering @robpauerful for the most amazing food! A special thank you as well to Sharon who is probably the biggest reason I was able to get through high school and accepted into college…you pushed me to always do my best and encouraged me…not to mention you were always there for my 1am freak outs about late projects :) Anddddd thank you SO MUCH to all of my amazing family members and friends that flew in to celebrate with us- you guys are the absolute best. Thank you also to the ones who didn't have to fly in…so much love was felt all around last night. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! Class of 2016…❤️ #uclabound
The comments that followed were uncouth, to say the least, with many calling her dress too revealing. Now, celebrities are in no way obligated to comment on stuff like this. It’s part of their day-to-day, unfortunately, and it’s often best to just let it lie. However, Winter took exception to these comments as they seem to suggest that she should be ashamed of the way her body looks. She struck back at haters with a fiery tweet, refusing to apologize and making it clear that she is proud of the way she looks.
She followed it up with a photo encouraging her followers to love their bodies as they are.
While it’s never fun to read comments like these on social media, especially when they are directed towards women as young as Winter, it’s awesome to see her handle her naysayers with directness, pride, and grace.