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Ariel Winter unleashes social media rant at critics

“I’m not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I’m trying to live my life.”

By Kate Wagner
Ariel Winter is often criticised for her body, the way she dresses and social media presence and the young starlet finally cracked.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 19-year-old addressed the constant scrutiny she endures from fans and paparazzi alike.
“I’m not trying to be pap’d everywhere I go, I am literally just LIVING, and unfortunately I can’t do that without paparazzi following me around every day,” she said. “I’m not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I’m trying to live my life.”

The Modern Family star recently told The Hollywood Reporter of her abusive stage-mum, from whom she emancipated at 15, including the fact she had sexualised Winter as a child.
"People thought I was 24 when I was 12," Winter said of her mother dressing her in "the smallest miniskirts, sailor suits, low-cut things, the shortest dresses you've ever seen.
"If there was going to be a nude scene when I was that age, my mother would have a thousand percent said yes."

In her Instagram post, Winter hit back at trolls who brought up that interview and twisted it against her.
“I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying, ‘you accused your mother of sexualising you yet you’re a whore.’ I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old. I wasn’t an ADULT as I am now.”

She added: “And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent or that I’m talentless or that I have no self-respect. I have EXTREME respect for myself, I HAVE talent, and I AM intelligent.
“We need to move on from this stigma that women who comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality are just ‘dumb sluts’.”
After taking a gap year, the actress will be starting at UCLA in the coming weeks, majoring in political science.