Ariel Winter Reveals Sexy New Look For Magazine Shoot: ‘I’ve Never Been Timid’
You’ve never seen the “Modern Family” star quite like this.
Nearly 350,000 have already liked Winter’s post, which was captioned, “Never been timid.”
But all it takes is a cursory scroll through the comments section to find the exact type of nasty remarks that the 20-year-old actress has spoken out against so many times before.
Winter talked at length about how these relentless internet trolls have affected her over the years in an accompanying interview.
“Social media and I have had a very tumultuous relationship. I appreciate the platform social media gives me to express my views or help people through tough times,” she said.
“However, social media has become a huge platform to either tell us how we should live or bully others. These platforms have given us a way to say whatever we want, no matter how hurtful or damaging they are, from the safety of anonymity.”
Sometimes the best thing Winter can do is simply step away.
“I take breaks from social media periodically because I think it is healthy to walk away and focus on the life that’s in front of you instead of the life happening on your screen.”
“I receive horrible comments regardless of what I post, and it gets hard not to let them affect you sometimes,” she added. “People forget that EVERYONE has feelings, regardless of their career choice.”
Still, Winter sees value in being able to communicate with fans on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other platforms.
“I’d like people to look at social media as a way to connect with friends and express yourself instead of using it as a sounding board for your anger or as a standard of what life should be,” she said.
“Be your own person and don’t listen to anyone who says differently. We are all unique!”
To Winter’s haters: Kindly fuck off while the rest of us admire more stunning photos from her Instagram feed: