Ariel Winter officially quit Twitter and the reason why will make you sad

As a young celebrity, Ariel Winter has endured more than her fair share of trolls. The Modern Family star has been slut-shamed, body-shamed, and subjected to endless harassment by the paparazzi. And now, Winter has had enough. The 20-year-old actress reportedly deleted her Twitter account on July 3rd after making one last post to call out those who harassed her over the years. Yahoo reported yesterday, July 5th, that in the now-deleted tweet, Winter expressed her frustration with fame.

"If a paparazzi attempts to take another f***ing picture in front of my house one more time I swear to god I will find ANY SORT of legal action," she tweeted on July 3rd. "Sad when you literally enjoy your job but hate every part of the fame aspect. Also sad when you desperately want to move somewhere remote so you can just live a normal life in peace. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I hate being followed and I hate my s*** out in the news."

She ended her post with a waving emoji, bidding her fans farewell.

Over the past month, Winter has had multiple run-ins with the paparazzi. On June 17th, a paparazzi photo led to rumors that her boyfriend Levi Meaden had “mock proposed” (whatever that means). And on June 26th, the Modern Family actress posted that Instagram had removed a picture of her taken in public due to copyright claims.

Although Winter’s Twitter account is gone, her Instagram remains active — at least for now. Her most recent post on the social media platform is a picture of her and Meaden celebrating the Fourth of July together.

Living in the public eye, especially as a woman, comes with unfair pressure, and we completely understand Winter’s decision to opt out of Twitter. And of course, if you choose to come back, we’re always here for you, girl.

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