17 year-old actress Ariel Winter is known for her role on the hit show Modern Family, but this week she was getting attention for something very different…
According to American Overlook, Winter recently went on a boat trip with her two young nieces and decided to snap a photo of the three of them. She then posted the adorable photos to Instagram along with the hashtag #myneices #lovethem #fbf.
Things quickly took a turn for the worse, however, when the photo went viral and garnered a “ton” of filthy, grotesque comments, some of which said the teenager was “asking for it.”
Instead of remaining silent, Winter decided to respond to her cyber bullies with a photo of a woman’s leg marked with the “meaning” of hemlines. The photo was accompanied by the following caption:
“It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself and my nieces is suggesting that I’m ‘asking for it.’ This is for the girls who are constantly bullied, whether it be online or at school. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing — you are expressing yourself and don’t ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing — YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.”
This second image has now gone viral as well, with thousands of young men and women voicing their support for Winter. We applaud her for standing up to her haters!
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