17 Year Old Ariel Winter has once again kicked ass this week following a stream of negativity on her Instagram account after she posted a photo of herself in a bikini with her two nieces.
Despite the fact Ariel is underage and was literally just hanging out with her family on a boat, some people thought that made her fair game for all the nasty comments that they could manage. Which unfortunately is something that we have come to expect.
Our question to the group: What else is one meant to wear on a boat? She looks incredibly happy and healthy and is like the queen of body goals and she is also only 17. But STILL people feel the need to be cruel?!
Luckily for womankind, Ariel is not one to take this lying down and has hit back at those that reckon that by posting this picture, she is in fact 'asking for it'...
Instagram user and full time moron @imbackvato said "she may be underaged but she doesn't look like it. BTW, she knew what she is doing by posting herself in a bikini. Get off your high horse, moral police."
To which Ariel replied: "Hey @imbackveto there is no need for this kind of energy on my Instagram. This is a photo of me and my nieces - there is no need to turn it into anything else. I am not only standing up for myself but for all other girls out there - when they are dressing a certain way they aren't "asking" for anything- and for you to insinuate this is uncalled for. I pray you find kindness within you somewhere. Nothing but love, Ariel."
(We are incredibly impressed by this ridiculously mature response, we think ours might have started a little bit more like 'listen here you f*@$king moron...' and finished with something along the lines of 'go choke on something...')
Ariel then shared this important message onto her Instagram:
With the caption:
"Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this? The height of a girl's skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I'm "asking for it." I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their screens on the internet, but this is for all girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school . You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don't ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Celebrate you and don't let anyone's comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!!!!!!"
This is not the first time that Ariel has had to stick up for herself following messages from Internet Trolls, earlier this year she underwent breast reduction surgery, in part for sexism and in part as a result of Internet bullies, following her operation she told Glamour Magazine: "I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am and that I am disgusting."
So we just wanted to say to Ariel that we are truly sorry that you are going through this and that people are being so unkind but we also wanted to thank you for being awesome, beautiful, inspiring and for standing up for all girls. You're a living legend, never change!