Modern Family actress Ariel Winter recently opened up about her personal style, where she discussed how she embraces her body through fashion.
“I feel like people put so much emphasis on it,” Ariel told Yahoo Style about her revealing style. “Guys, all the time, go on their Instagrams and take pictures nude with guitars in front of their stuff. No one says anything. Nobody cares.”
“When we try to be free and post what we want, it’s like, look at that slut on social media. That’s not what it is. We’re proud of our bodies. We’re proud of who we are. We’re made the way we are. Why do we care? If I take a picture and I think it looks good — if it’s a little revealing, whatever.”
“If people don’t like it, unfollow me,” Ariel said. “If you’re so offended, why do you look at it? Don’t take the time to hate on me. Just unfollow me and follow someone who covers every part of their body to their toes. I don’t care.”
As for social media, Ariel revealed that she believes in balancing time online:
“Just don’t open it for a few days. Just leave it be,” she said. “Sometimes I’ll go days or weeks without posting. I try to update my followers on what I’m doing. It makes me feel closer to them. I’ve never felt the need to take a break from it like that. Just put your phone down and enjoy the things in life.”
Ariel also said that she’s dealt with fame by: “just by going through it.”
“I’ve had a lot of time now to just go through the highs and lows of it,” she said. “The people around me keep me grounded in what’s going on. I’m aware of it, but I’m not invested in it. It’s not taking over my life. I focus less on the celebrity aspect of my job. I’d love to continue being an actress but I didn’t get into the industry so I could be on magazines.”
You can catch Ariel in a new episode of Modern Family next Wednesday (May 3) at 9PM on ABC.