Why Are People Slut-Shaming Ariel Winter Over This Graduation Dress?

23 June 2016, 11:35 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Ariel Winter Dress Instagram
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

The Modern Family actress is being slut-shamed on Instagram (again) over her choice of formal wear.

This is Ariel Winter.

By day, she stars in the hit US sitcom 'Modern Family' as Alex, the geeky middle sister of the Dunphy family. By night, she masquerades as a kick ass, no BS, slut-shaming online destroyer. 


A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) onJun 2, 2016 at 11:45pm PDT


Ariel celebrated her graduation this week, and her subsequent acceptance to study at UCLA. She shared inspiring words and images across her Instagram throughout the celebrations. 

Here she is looking AMAZING... fire emoji amazing, in fact.


A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) onJun 19, 2016 at 11:57pm PDT


But obviously, because this is 2016 and we are on Instagram... 3000 people felt the need to comment on the picture because they were all horrifically offended by the mere hint of the dreaded ~UNDERBOOB~.  

Ariel Winter Instagram Comments

And guess what, homegirl had ZERO time for the haters! 


Ariel has had her fair share of body-shaming abuse hurled at her. She had a breast reduction at the age of 17 - of which she has been an outspoken source of positivity. She was also called out for posing in swimwear, whilst on holiday, with her two younger cousins for being 'provocative'. Some users even went as far to suggest that "...she knew what she was doing by posting herself in a bikini." Mate, it's an Instagram pic - get over it. 


A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) onNov 13, 2015 at 8:24am PST


Ariel has also been very vocal in response to Kim Kardashian West's penchant for a naked selfie. She's all about body positivity and we're here for her. 

Fair enough if people think her choice of outfit is a touch too much for such a formal event but you're not wearing it and neither is your sister so why are you offended? And why are people still obsessing over Ariel's body and fashion choices when what we should really be talking about is how the girl has time to maintain a successful career, complete high school and STILL have time left over to attend UCLA for the next 4 years?! Huh? Exactly.

Just a thought... as you were, everyone! 

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