As a young actress who has grown up in the public spotlight, Ariel Winter has endured more than a fair share of body shaming. But impressively, she has transformed such negativity into important lessons in body-positivity.
On Thursday the Modern Family actress took to Twitter to share her take on public critiques of her appearance this summer.
“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 OK for me to wear shorts,” the 19-year-old wrote. “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. I’m not a whore because I wear shorts and tank tops. I’m a normal girl," she continued.
"Also, I’m not ‘squeezing’ into anything. My shorts fit me and everything I’m doing is just fine," Winter added. "Please leave young women alone. We’re just living our lives. It’s really troubling that we even have to deal with this stuff nowadays. Please stop criticizing everything everyone does!!!!! Rant over!”
PREACH, ARIEL. The only one who needs to be comfortable with your wardrobe choices is you!
Girl’s wearing shorts (and looking completely amazing in them), whether you like it or not.