‘Modern Family’ Star Ariel Winter Silences Haters With Toples Photoshoot
Ariel Winter Poses Topless In Unretouched Photos And Talks Body Positivity
Not that she needed a lick of photo shop, but Ariel Winter is being celebrated as a “body positive hero” and “queen” by netizens for her bold and unretouched SELF magazine shoot.
In the striking black-and-white photo series shot by Jones Crow, the 18-year-old Modern Family star appears topless, covering her breasts with a towel (or maybe a blanket). On full display, however, are her breast reduction surgery scars—a so-called “deformity” Winter has been working to destigmatize.
A photo posted by SELF Magazine
Ariel Winter is once again opening up about having breast reduction surgery, something she calls “the greatest choice” she’s made.
After her surgery, Winter made headlines for wearing a dress to last year’s SAG awards that showed off the scars from her reduction. Explaining her decision, she tweeted: “Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all. :)”
Last year at the SAG Awards, the “Modern Family” actress was photographed in a strapless gown with her scars on full display.
Ariel says she chose the black lace dress with a low back was on purpose, confessing she made no effort to cover up her scars.
Now, she is showing off those surgical scars again in a series of topless, unretouched black-and-white images for Self magazine.
“It was hard for me in the beginning to deal with people’s comments and deal with everybody having an opinion on absolutely everything I did. It was hard for me to not fall prey to wanting to change the way I felt and the way I did things and the way I looked because of what other people said.” These days @arielwinter is done listening to people who criticize her body. In particular, she’s refusing to let cruel comments about her appearance get her down.
These days, Winter is done listening to people who criticize her body. In particular, she’s refusing to let cruel comments about her appearance get her down.
Winter says she’s used to trolls who call her “fat, and ugly, and a slut” on Instagram. But she says the worst comment she ever received was on a photograph of herself and her nieces wearing bathing suits on a family vacation, when a stranger remarked in the comments that she was “asking for it.” She remembers being truly shocked by the implication.
In the interview, the 18-year-old talks about the decision to get breast reduction surgery at just 17 after struggling with severe back and neck pain and constantly being sexualized at a young age.
Now, she recommends the surgery to other women who are also suffer from low self-esteem.
“I recommend it for everybody — all women that have thought about it and have suffered from having really large breasts and have back problems and just don’t feel right in their own skin.”
Growing up in the spotlight, Winter says she didn’t always feel comfortable in her skin. As the star of a hit comedy series, Ariel’s body and wardrobe choices were constantly scrutinized.
“Growing up in the spotlight was quite possibly the worst for my self-esteem,” she says. “I had a hard time finding confidence within myself. When I started [“Modern Family”], I had a completely different body than what happened overnight at 12 years old. I was stick thin, I had no chest, I had no butt—I had nothing. I was totally flat, and I was so sad about it.”
She continues, “Then automatically, overnight, my body changed drastically. I was a D cup and had a bigger butt, and my waist was expanding. Everything was getting bigger. I automatically got this hate and judgment online.”
Honestly, that’s huge load of “positivity” bullshit from a “fat, and ugly, and a slut”.
Because conventional wisdom tells us “positivity” is something in this direction …
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