Ariel Winter is never one to hold back, especially when it comes to promoting feminism and body love.
While speaking with Refinery29, the 19-year-old “Modern Family” star turned her sights towards Donald Trump, criticizing the current U.S. President and his Republican government for deteriorating women’s self-confidence and self-worth.
“Our leadership is really anti-women right now,” the actress said. “Thanks to Donald Trump, we’re being objectified and made to feel bad about ourselves, so I think it’s really important for women to stick together and do the opposite of that; to let their bodies be seen and be heard, and to empower each other.”
Winter, who recently received her own criticism online for sharing a bikini-clad photo on Memorial Day, went on to explain that she is unapologetic when it comes dressing up for the beach. “I’m definitely a makeup at the beach person and I don’t care if people think I look ridiculous – it’s my beach day!” she said.
The star added that she’s learned how to deal with most of the online hate. “I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time,” she admitted. “I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I’ll just spend that time pleasing myself. Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should try and be happy with what I am.”