The INSIDER Summary:
- Ariel Winter recently did a photo shoot with Imagista, a print and digital publication.
- The 19-year-old shared three pictures from the shoot on Instagram.
- Body-shamers left hateful comments on the pictures, accusing her of Photoshopping the photos to make herself appear slimmer.
- Winter has not responded to the comments.
- It’s worth noting that if the photos were edited, it would probably have been a decision made by the publication and not Winter.
It seems like Ariel Winter makes headlines every time she posts a photo to Instagram or composes a tweet. The 19-year-old actress is frequently targeted by body-shamers who criticize her every outfit or accuse her of editing her photos to appear slimmer.
Now, the “Modern Family” star is being slammed with Photoshop allegations over a picture that appeared in Imagista, a digital and print publication, the International Business Times reported.
Instagram users are going crazy over this picture of the actress in particular.
The image shows Winter in a retro-style black corset gown. A quote that is presumably from the corresponding story appears alongside the image: “Fame is really not what is important, what is important is doing what you love.”
One commenter slut-shamed Winter for her choice of clothes, and wrote that “wearing next to nothing, and making sure everybody knows on snapchat” is what she loves to do.
But most comments were unfortunately about her body.
“You’re [sic] natural body is perfect. No need for Photoshop,” one person said.
“This looks very photoshopped,” another commenter wrote.
“Might as well let someone else do the photoshoot [sic] [a]n[d] have [yo]ur face photoshopped onto the pics later cus [sic] this def isnt [yo]ur body,” someone else chimed in.
Another commenter agreed and even accused Winter of not being body-positive because she posted this picture.
“Looks like they maxd [sic] out the photoshop limit on this pic….if you were really proud of [yo]ur body [yo]u wouldnt b[e] showing off this edited af pic,” they wrote.
One commenter took aim at the magazine that published these images rather than Winter herself.
“It looks photoshopped, idk why they’d do that, she’s perfect as she is naturally and she’s an inspiration to girls when she’s just real,” they wrote.
It’s worth noting that, even if the photos were manipulated to change Winter’s appearance, it was probably not her decision to edit the photos that way. If that’s the case, then the actress does not deserve to receive hate for a decision that she did not make.
Additionally, if Winter wants to promote a story that was written about her, that is her choice. It should not matter if the pictures used in the story were edited.
Never one to let haters hold her back, the actress shared two other pictures from the photo shoot on Instagram.
The 19-year-old star has become an advocate for body-positivity. She often speaks out against her critics and uses her platforms on social media to slam the sexist trolls for criticizing women’s bodies.
Most recently, she shut down haters on July 13 when she was judged her for “squeezing” into shorts.
Regardless of what critics have to say, we think Winter slays in the photos from the shoot and in her everyday Instagrams.