After Ariel Winter’s mom Chrystal Workman shaded her daughter’s personal style to In Touch, the 19-year-old Modern Family star clapped back with a subtweet.
“She needs to grow up,” Chrystal told the magazine. “I would tell her to dress properly, be the beautiful person she is. I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when it’s not necessary. Ariel is smart, beautiful and talented. She is a legitimate actress. She does not need to do this. She is beautiful with her clothes on.”
Ariel became legally emancipated from her mom when she was 17, citing physical and emotional abuse. Chrystal has denied the allegations repeatedly, including during her interview with In Touch.
On Thursday, Ariel tweeted, “What’s sad is that you lie consistently. Also, why is it that you only choose to talk to me through the press? I’m doing just fine. Toxic.”
And later, on Instagram, Ariel shared a graphic with a pointed message about slut-shaming: “Someone that can do what the f*** ever they want with their body because skirt length does not correlate to how sexually available that person is regardless of how society teaches that we should be ashamed of our bodies.”
This should go without saying, but Ariel has the right to dress however she likes. Her sense of fashion has nothing to do with whether or not she’s a “legitimate actress,” as her mom implies. At 19, Ariel is certainly old enough to make her own decisions about what to wear.
So whether she’s dressed like this…
It’s literally no one’s business.