Ariel Winter is once again slamming the media for criticizing her body and wardrobe, calling the industry "disgusting."
In a new interview and photo shoot with Rogue Magazine, the 18-year-old "Modern Family" star, who has dealt with heavy criticism and body shamers over the past year, is speaking out against those who have faulted her for posting racy Instagram photos.
"It's called being a woman in the industry," the actress told Rogue magazine, according to E!, of the backlash and body shaming she's received. "It's complete sexism. It's really degrading, annoying, and sad that this is what the media puts out. It's disgusting to me."
However, since the premiere of "Modern Family" in 2009, Winter added that her early years in the spotlight have helped her deal with the criticism.
"At this stage, you get sort of jaded after a certain period of time," she said. "I feel like I've been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to that point where people's comments and the exposure doesn't bother me as much."
"It still bothers people when you get negative feedback for something, but it doesn't hit me as hard as it would somebody just entering the industry," she continued.
Ariel has established herself as a body positive activist this past year by silencing online haters with messages of love. In return, many fans have thanked Winter for her kind words and support, which she said inspires her.
"It’s somewhat life-changing in your mind when you walk down the street and somebody recognizes you as 'that girl from TV' or 'Alex, the girl with the glasses,' but it’s different than when someone comes up to you and says, 'Ariel Winter I love the things you say online' or 'I really love your character, it’s inspired me so much,'" she said. "Those are the things that really impact me that I love about the exposure I get. Then there’s the other exposure that can be negative, regarding red carpets and the things that I wear."
"I've gone through a whole bunch of things, both in my personal life and my professional life and they've all contributed to where I am now and made me stronger," the young actress noted.
Keep doing you, Ariel.
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