Modern Family actress Ariel Winter is no stranger to controversy and body-shamers, but it has to hurt a little bit more when it’s coming from your own family.
Back in 2015, Winter famously emancipated herself from her mother, Chrystal Workman, citing physical and emotional abuse.
She also accused Workman of trying to sexualize her at a young age, depriving her of food, and bulling her about her weight, all allegations that Workman denies.
To say they don’t have a great relationship or any relationship would be putting it mildly.
But it was about that when Winter underwent a breast reduction and started posting more photos on social media that somewould see as a little bit racy.
One of those people would be her mom, who came out of the woodwork to talk to In Touch about how she disapproves of her daughter’s sexy shots on Instagram.
“She needs to grow up,” she said. “I would tell her to dress properly, be the beautiful person she is. I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when its not necessary. Ariel is smart, beautiful and talented. She is a legitimate actress. She does not need to do this. She is beautiful with her clothes on.”
Winters wasn’t having it, and sent out this subtweet that left no question as to who it was meant for.
While a lot of people agreed with her that it’s her body and she can show it off however she wants, others took the side of her mom.
“The reason you get attention is that you ASK for attention. You could live a semi-private life if you wanted to,” one person replied.
“I don’t think it’s toxic. Terrible word to describe. Maybe she doesn’t know how to talk to you?” another person suggested.
Clearly we don’t know the family dynamic, and it’s not our place to judge how a young actress should portray herself. It’s just always sad to see it played out in such a public fashion.
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