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A Modern Family actress shut down trolls who said she was 'asking for it' by wearing a bikini

*applause*

A FEW DAYS ago, Modern Family star Ariel Winter shared a photo of herself with her two young nieces.

Looks like a pretty standard holiday snap to us.

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✌🏻️✌🏻 #mynieces #lovethem #fbf

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Unfortunately, the 17-year-old was subjected to comments from trolls telling her she was “asking for it” by wearing a bikini.

Oof.

Instead of ignoring them, however, Winter posted a powerful retort in which she outlined why nobody is ever “asking for it” regardless of what they are wearing.

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Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this? The height of a girl's skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I'm "asking for it". I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school.. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don't you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Celebrate you and don't let anyone's comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!!!!!!

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Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this? The height of a girl’s skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m “asking for it”.
I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school.. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don’t you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.

Bravo, Ariel.

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