Ariel Winter asks fans to pay attention to her “body-positive” message

Modern Family star Ariel Winter has always been vocal about self-love and body positivity, as is evident in her recent interview with feminist lifestyle website Refinery29. Yet readers have taken to focus on other aspects of her interview, such as the fact that the 19-year-old actress lives with her 29-year-old boyfriend, or her criticisms against US president Donald Trump.

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Ariel then took to Instagram to clear the air, especially for those who missed the point about her interview:

Y’all I love you but PLEASE pay attention and post my REAL point from my @refinery29 interview!!! Not that I’m “defending living with my 29 year old boyfriend” or that I’m “firing back at Trump” because first of all I don’t need to defend anything I’m super happy and in love, and I’m not firing at anyone just sharing an opinion after being ASKED! The point was to take back the beach and help people understand that the beach should be a safe space to go as you please and feel good about yourself no matter what! Makeup on, makeup off, heels, sandals, covered up, exposed, do you and feel HAPPY about who you are and YOUR choices, not the ones society wants us to choose. It’s also HARD to be 100% confident- I’m still not- but I’m on a journey and I want other people to know they’re not alone. We all struggle but through our struggle we get stronger and closer to our goals. Body positivity is important- not that I live with my boyfriend. Press- please read the article and take it for what it is- not what will give you more readers! Let’s all be real and represent people how they want to be represented through what they actually say. Rant over. Love yourselves, love others, be yourselves, and be happy. Xo

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