Ariel Winter claps back at troll who accuses her of using drugs to lose weight
Great news, everyone! We've made it two days into 2019 without any stories about celebrities clapping at back at mean trolls. Finally, we can exist together in peace and harmony, without miserable dipshits projecting their bubbling self-hate onto famous - whoops, never mind. We got one. Meet the new year, same as the last year!
Ariel Winter plays nerdy shut-in Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, but you'd never guess it from her stunning photos on social media. The 20-year-old actress has grown up in front of our eyes, and often gets cruel comments from body-shaming strangers. They critique her body as well as her sartorial choices, which takes a toll on her self-esteem.
On Tuesday, Ariel rang in the new year by sharing a photo of her and her boyfriend on Instagram. In the comments, someone observed the drinks in the photo, writing, "Underage drinking! Very bad! Lol." Ariel replied, "Honestly anything acidic kills my stomach so I really just held his because I didn’t want to be the only one toasting with water…lol."
An Instagram user added, "not half as bad as all the coke/meth she uses. She literally dropped 30 ponds [sic]" Ariel replied sarcastically, mocking the typo: "yup…I dropped 30 bodies of water so fast… And yes!! My psychiatrist switched me from my previous antidepressant that didn’t work and made me gain weight, to coke/meth!! Definitely not a new one that worked and then regulated my metabolism. Coke/meth was a controversial decision but she stands by it."
The presumptuous troll continued, "Not hating. You’re actually gorgeous. But pills and nose candy go hand in hand with Hollywood. Enjoy yourself, but don’t get ruined by it."
Ariel dropped the humor and wrote this savage response: "Thanks for the compliment…? I’m sure you know EXACTLY what goes on or is hand in hand with EVERYONE in Hollywood seeing as everyone knows everything about people they DON’T know."
She continued: "And apparently everyone does the same thing now??? I couldn’t have lost weight for any other reason just because of the industry I’m in? I think it definitely counts as hating on someone when you completely ignore the truth coming from the actual person, just to follow your own fantasy narrative."
Last September, Ariel was criticized multiple times for wearing shorts in the (gasp) summer. She responded by delivering an epic rant on Twitter:
"People wear shorts. People have wardrobe malfunctions. No one is perfect. I'm not a stylist! I don't know what to wear everyday so I look 'appropriate' or "fashionable' [...] Also, screw having to always look appropriate or fashionable. For what? Society? Who gets to decide what is appropriate or fashionable? I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that."
Maybe it's time to just stop reading Instagram comments? As long as there's an internet, trolls are going to troll, year after year after year.