Ariel Winter has hit back at those who criticized the dressy look she wore to a Modern Family screening on Wednesday (03May17).
— Modern Family (@ModernFam) May 4, 2017
The 19-year-old actress certainly stood out from the crowd in her plunging gold sequined minidress at the event in Pasadena, California, especially as her co-stars chose less dressed up ensembles.
But Ariel wasn’t willing to sit back and take the negative comments she attracted with the look, and responded with a fiery statement on Instagram on Thursday night.
“Why TF (the f**k) does anyone care that I didn’t dress casual like everyone else for the panel? Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can’t people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want? WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT PEOPLE!”
Ariel has long been an advocate of using her voice to encourage others to embrace the way they look.
And she did so again by concluding her statement: “As long as you feel good about yourself that’s what matters. I know I did. Don’t ever let anyone stifle who you are and how your express yourself. Rant over :)”
The raven-haired screen star’s dress featured an on-trend cold shoulder cut, cutouts on both thighs with mesh in place of the gold fabric and a cleavage-baring keyhole. Ariel teamed the look with gold stilettos and dewy make-up.
But her look was entirely opposite to the casual ensembles chosen by Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara, who also star in the show. Julie went for a simple light green camisole and black trousers while Sofia Vergara wore a navy and white pencil dress with lace appliques.
And when it comes to body confidence, Julie recently praised Ariel for being such an inspiration to other young women to be who they want to be.
“I’m always like, ‘Why are you showing so much of your body?’ and then she’s like, ‘Why not?’” she told Entertainment Tonight. “She knows exactly who she is. She knows exactly, and I’ve watched so much negativity bounce right off her, and I’m like let me learn from you.”