“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter hit back at naysayers who criticized a scandalous outfit choice at Just Jared’s Summer Bash Monday. The actress, who promotes body positivity, doesn’t understand why her risqué clothing caused such drama.
“Everybody is so hyped up on the fact that I post photos where my butt's out. It's a butt. Everyone has a butt,” the raven-haired star told Entertainment Tonight Online in an exclusive interview Tuesday. “I don't think it's crazy.”
Winter’s nonchalant attitude continued with her saying people should unfollow her if they don’t like what she posts. “I don't really think I'm telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn't post that,’ I feel like I'm just having fun,” the 18-year-old said. “I like my fans to see what I'm doing.”
Also, Winter added that everyone should post pictures of their derriere. “It's like, Let me live! I'm enjoying my life, you're enjoying your life. You should be posting your butt if you like it, too!” she added.
Though she didn’t respond to the controversy on her Instagram account, she did post a cryptic quote about finding strength and opportunities. “Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come,” the message reads.
While Winter will appear in Season 8 of “Modern Family,” it was recently rumored she had been cut from the hit show. Steve Levitan, the co-creator and executive producer of “Modern Family,” denied the rumor to Gossip Cop last month. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Ariel is a beloved cast member and a crucial part of our show,” he said at the time. “While she is starting to attend classes this year at UCLA, we are happy to report that she’ll continue to be a part of ‘Modern Family’s’ coming season.”
The comedy series will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 21 on ABC.
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