Ariel Winter, you’re only 18 but you are causing CONTROVERSY!
The Modern Family actress has drawn attention from the public for her often-revealing Instagram posts, anything from praise to body-shaming to ocncern. But Ariel insists she’s not being strategic about her social media posts, just feeling some serious insta-fun:
“I don’t really think I’m telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn’t post that,’ I feel like I’m just having fun,” Winter told ET’s Katie Krause at Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood Issue Celebration, presented by the app Pixhug with Vince Camuto, in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I like my fans to see what I’m doing.”
“Everybody is so hyped up on the fact that I post photos where my butt’s out. It’s a butt. Everyone has a butt,” the 18-year-old actress continued. “I don’t think it’s crazy.”
She’s confused why she’s getting so much hate, and doesn’t quite get the intrigue:
“It’s like, ‘Let me live! I’m enjoying my life, you’re enjoying your life, you should be posting your butt if you like it, too!'” she explained.
“I’m not going to fight with someone on my Instagram that tells me they don’t like my outfit or I should put my butt away,” she explained. “I’m sorry you think I should put my butt away, but just unfollow me.”
I mean, true. It’s like, much more telling that people seem interested in her denim-thong (see pic above) than minding their own biz. Anyhow, Ariel is also rumored to be banging actor Sterling Beaumon, but she shot down speculation, explaining, “We’ve been best friends for 10 years. We’re not dating. We see each other every day but no, we’re like literally best friends.”
In fact, Ariel said she’s currently single, but she’s “open to meeting anybody.”
“I’ve just kinda like been single for a little while now,” Winter said. “I’ve enjoyed it, and if something happens, it happens.”
Well, maybe you’ll meet a hot coed when you attend UCLA next year, lady. College- the place to find yourself someone young and fun. GET IT.