Monday, 12 September 2016

Ariel Winter Calls Out Her Body Shamers: 'I Love My Bullies for What They Truly NEED Is Love'

The body shaming doesn't ever seem to stop – so Ariel Winter is going to keep calling out her bullies.
The Modern Family star shared a message of body positivity on Instagram Saturday, telling her critics that their words don't bother her.   
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"Every time someone bullies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is," Winter wrote. "Those who say such harsh things on my Instagram, thank you for this opportunity – but the question I ask myself each time I read the mean comments is if this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can only imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself.
Winter encouraged her bullies to learn to love themselves.
"Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you," she says. "I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love. Take the high road, there is less traffic. XO."

Body shaming is a common problem for Winter – she also defended her outfit back in June, after she wore a tight, cleavage-baring dress for her high school graduation.
"Dear sorry body-shamers, I looked HOT in that dress," she tweeted. "And if you hate it, don't buy it. But please get a hobby. XOXO Ariel #EmbraceYourBody"
Winter said in August that she's just living her life the way she wants.
"It's like, Let me live! I'm enjoying my life, you're enjoying your life," she said. "You should be posting your butt if you like it, too!"
 Stars who've struggled with body confidence


"I was just never comfortable until about four years ago, when I started feeling comfortable with my body overall," the NBA champion told ESPN The Magazine for its Body Issue, which he fronted sans clothing. "As you go through life, you get more comfortable with yourself. It's like everything else with life – you change, you grow. People might think it's simple, but for me it was hard to even feel comfortable walking around naked when it's just me and my wife."

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