Ariel Winter Defends ‘Risqué’ Instagram Posts: ‘Everyone Has A Butt’
Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, doesn’t plan on making her Instagram page more conservative any time soon.
Ariel Winter On Instagram
Winter’s Instagram page features a number of pictures of the TV star in somewhat revealing attire. Winter, who is newly comfortable in her relatively curvy body, embraces the platform as a way of self-expression and promoting body positivity. Winter defended her social media presence on the red carpet at Variety‘s Power of Young Hollywood Issue Celebration.
“I don’t really think I’m telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn’t post that,’ I feel like I’m just having fun,” Winter told Entertainment Tonight. “I like my fans to see what I’m doing. Everybody is so hyped up on the fact that I post photos where my butt’s out. It’s a butt. Everyone has a butt. I don’t think it’s crazy.”
“It’s like, ‘Let me live! I’m enjoying my life, you’re enjoying your life, you should be posting your butt if you like it, too!'” Winter added. “I’m not going to fight with someone on my Instagram that tells me they don’t like my outfit or I should put my butt away. I’m sorry you think I should put my butt away, but just unfollow me.”
Winter went on to credit her Modern Family costars – specifically Sofia Vergara – for inspiring her to be more comfortable with her appearance.
“I really had the greatest opportunity to have some wonderful role models, especially Sofia Vergara,” Winter shared. “Working with a curvy beautiful woman that everybody looked up to and loved the way she looked… that was my inspiration to move forward and accept myself because that’s what matters.”