Ariel Winter is no stranger to body shaming, and the “Modern Family” star has felt the cruelty and snark that has become part and parcel of social media.

In a recent Instagram post, however, Winter has decided that rather than fire back at body-shamers she’s instead thanking them for allowing her to help her spread the message of loving oneself.

“Every time someone bullies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is,” she writes.

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“Those who say such harsh things on my Instagram, thank you for this opportunity — but the question I ask myself every time I read the mean comments is if this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can online imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself,” she continues.

“Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you. I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love,” Winter continues.

“Take the high road, there is less traffic. XO.”

 

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