Ariel Winter calls out the “disgusting” sexism women in the entertainment industry have to deal with
If anyone has been a truly inspiring force in their support of body positivity, it’s Ariel Winter. When it comes to being bullied, dealing with slut shaming, or just good old-fashioned sexism, Ariel speaks out on behalf of women who are going through the same. It’s no secret that she’s been through the wringer of life, and the fact that she still has the courage to speak out is seriously awesome.
In a recent interview with Rogue, via People, Ariel talks about the comments she receives about her body and the way she dresses, and the inherent sexism faced by all women who make a living in a public way.
'It's called being a woman in the industry. It's complete sexism. It's really degrading, annoying and sad that this is what the media puts out, it's disgusting to me."
Ariel’s been dealing with unsolicited cruel comments on her body, her clothes, and life for years, so she’s got a handle on how to truck forward and keep her head held high.
"At this stage, you get sort of jaded after a certain period of time. I feel like I've been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to that point where people's comments and the exposure doesn't bother me as much."
And while we applaud Ariel for being able to brush it off, how messed up is it that she even has to deal with it at all? We should never be jaded or used to being insulted and treated with disrespect.
It goes without saying that no one has a right to comment on someone else’s life choices, but there is a silver lining here. Ariel has been able to find peace in knowing that she is helping others who are going through the same.
"It's different than when someone comes up to you and says, 'Ariel Winter I love the things you say online' or 'I really love your character, it's inspired me so much.' "
I think we can all agree that Ariel’s strength has empowered other women to feel good about themselves and we’re so glad she’s using her powers for good!