Ariel Winter isn’t afraid to take bold style risks, and she’s become an outspoken defender of her choices and a body positive champion since stepping into the spotlight at a young age. And now, the actress doesn’t even need to speak to send a message powerful — she can do it by just by wearing a shirt.
The Modern Family actress stepped out with her boyfriend Levi Meaden on Tuesday wearing high-waisted black leggings and a white crop top that said “crowd pleaser.” Clearly, the message of the shirt is tongue-in-cheek, since Winter has made it clear she is not here to please the crowd.
In fact, one of her recent posts on social media implores people to “strive to please YOURSELF and NO ONE ELSE.” The upload came in the wake of an interview her mother did with Inside Edition, saying the 19-year-old’s clothing was “crying out for attention” — sentiments that Winter put on blast in her post.
The teen wrote in her letter, “Something I wish people would realize… I am not TRYING to be featured on Snapchat, I am not trying to be pap’d everywhere I go, I literally am just LIVING and unfortunately, I can’t do that without paparazzi following me around everyday … I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that.” Amen to that, Ariel. We hear you loud and clear.
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