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Ariel Winter Slams Critics: 'I'm Not A Whore' (Photos)

| by Michael Howard

Actress Ariel Winter lashed out at critics who keep telling her that she needs to dress more modestly.

On July 13, the 19-year-old "Modern Family" star posted a "rant" on Twitter after one of her Instagram pictures received a slew of negative comments.

In the photo, Winter is wearing a black lingerie outfit while hanging out with a group of friends, many of whom are wearing T-shirts and jackets.

The image prompted a number of people to criticize Winter's choice of clothing.

"THE ONLY ONE AGAIN WITH BARELY ANY CLOTHES," one person commented, according to the New York Daily News.

Another asked: "If it is too hot to cover up why does everyone else look fine without wearing lingerie?"

"Pretty annoyed about the focus on the fact that I wear shorts, and the commentary that I'm 'squeezing' into them or the idea that it's not okay for me to wear shorts," Winter wrote in response. "It's SUMMER. Get over it. It's hot, I'm obviously going to wear minimal clothes. I'm not going to suffer in a turtleneck to please anyone."

"I'm not a whore because I wear shorts and tank tops," she continued. "I'm a normal girl. Also, I'm not 'squeezing' into anything. My shorts fit me and everything I'm doing is just fine. Please leave young women alone. We're just living our lives. It's really troubling that we even have to deal with this kind of stuff nowadays. Please stop criticizing everything everyone does!!!!! Rant over!"

Winter has gone on similar tirades in the past.

In May, she pushed back against accusations that she had worn an outfit that was too flashy to a "Modern Family" screening.

"Why TF does anyone care that I didn't dress casual like everyone else for the panel?" she wrote on Instagram. "Why do I have to be like everyone else? Why can't people just let other people feel good about themselves and do what they want?"

And in June, Winter responded angrily to reports that she gives her boyfriend, actor Levi Meaden, an allowance.

"Seriously, how dare you make up stuff that you have no idea about?" Winter posted on Instagram, according to ET Online. "I have a BOYFRIEND and a PERSONAL ASSISTANT who are NOT the same person. I would NEVER pay my boyfriend ANY sort of allowance, nor would he EVER accept if I offered."

"He BUYS his own stuff whether it's for me or himself, and he more than pulls his weight for our life," she added. "I HATE fake news, but I guess that's what our world has come to. Get your s*** straight. I don't support anyone, and I don't need anyone to support me."

Sources: New York Daily News, ET Online / Photo credit: Dominick D/Flickr, Ariel Winter/Instagram via Daily Mail, LALO/BACKGRID via Daily Mail

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