A few months ago, Morden Family actress and Pretty Normal Me hero, Ariel Winter, who turned 18 this week, underwent breast reduction surgery to go from a 32F to a 32D because her 'assets' to use a Daily Mail favourite, were causing her 'excruciating' pain.
Anyhoo, she looked great then, she looks great now. She's just pretty great. But what's driving me up the wall is the fact that whenever I read anything about her these days it is followed by the words 'breast reduction surgery', which was fine the first couple of times - Ariel was not keeping it a secret and she wanted to empower other women by opening up about it. But now? It's ridiculous.
In a sort of defence of the surgery she told People magazine last year that "being a 5-ft.-tall girl and having extremely large breasts is really ostracising and excruciatingly painful." and since photos of her were released this week with her scars 'on show' she has said on Twitter: "Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are a part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. :)"
She opened up about the surgery, which I think was brave, but I don't understand why we are STILL so obsessed with this? She is a fabulous actress and a smart and beautiful young woman, so why is it that her only defining feature is seemingly the fact that she used to have really big boobs and now they're a bit smaller?
She shouldn't have to cover the scars, and I'm actually pleased that she didn't, but what I don't love is the fact that if you now type "Ariel" into the search bar of Twitter, the very first thing to come up is "Ariel Winter Scars".
Plastic surgery is hardly news, and this in particular seems strange. It's not like she went from an A to a J and went to the SAG awards topless? This girl made a decision based primarily on her health and we can't shut up about it.
Are we so stuck in the mould that a normal girl doing a normal thing is such a shock to us now?
Please leave Ariel to her acting and her life and her looking amazing and her being great on Twitter and all of the stuff that she does, without making constant reference to the fact that she had breast-reduction surgery.