Ariel Winter recently appeared on Seventeen's November cover, and she had a lot to say to the haters that pop up on her social media.
The actress, who is well known for her work on "Modern Family" as well as being an icon of the positive body image movement, said that you can't let those trolls get you down.
She told Seventeen that like so many other people her age, she wakes up every morning, rolls out of bed and checks her social media.
There are always negative comments. She said,
It's definitely hard being self-conscious and having the world be able to tell you how they feel about you. Before Twitter and Instagram, if you felt a certain way about a person you didn't know, you couldn't tell them. Now I wake up and I have tweets to me about how I'm a fat, ugly blah-blah.
Through the years, however, the star has learned to ignore those idiots.
Same, Winter. I can't tell you how many comments I ignore on literally all of my posts. You guys are so cruel. (JK, I DGAF what you think. Your hate only makes me more powerful.)
When I was younger, it took a lot more of a toll on me than it does now. Three or four years ago, I would have been devastated, like, Why do people feel this way about me? I'm just being me. My sister helped me understand that people will say those things regardless of how you look. I tell myself every day, "I look fabulous."
That's such a killer attitude to have!
Winter will always wear whatever she wants, including this graduation dress, which showed a bit of underboob and had the Internet going wild.
I looked great in it, I loved it, and that's all that matters to me… There are so many other issues in the world that are more important than my graduation dress showing a little underboob.
That's right! Keep Ariel Winter's underboob out of your mouth!
That... that did not come out right. I meant, like, don't talk about it. Mind your business... not... Oh, god.
Despite all of the negative comments she receives, Winter will never quit social media.
She's a role model for a lot of kids growing up in the age of Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. She said,
I definitely have pushed myself to deal with the good and the bad because I feel there are so many girls who need to hear positivity," she says. "I feel like as many of us women who can band together and discuss things in a positive way will be so beneficial. Losing one person in that discussion wouldn't be helpful.