Ariana Grande and Ariel Winter Stick Up for Each Other After Finding Body-Shaming Comments Online

Modern Family actress and pop singer both complain about physical critics after statements are posted on the web

By Samantha Schnurr Nov 02, 2015 9:23 PMTags
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Ariana Grande and Ariel Winter are proving that in order to combat body-shaming, it's better to fight in solidarity. 

While they rarely converge professionally, the "Focus" singer, 22, and Modern Family actress, 17, found themselves connected when a comment was posted by an unknown source online pitting the two women against each other on the grounds of their physicality.  

"Got asked if I'd prefer @arielwinter1 or @ArianaGrande lol, it wud definitely be @arielwinter1 curves are sexy sticks aren't," the writer posted on an undisclosed forum.

Grande reposted the comment on her Instagram account, with a direct response for the hurtful critic.  

"Here we go again.... I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling this way today!! in case you need a reminder, you're beautiful. it's a beautiful day to be yourself !!" she captioned a paragraph-long statement praising body acceptance above the desire to gain other people's approval. 

This is not the first time Grande has publicly spoken out against misogyny. She used her Instagram account as the podium to air her grievances publicly in June following her split from Big Sean

"I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY/POSSESSION," she wrote after the split. "I…do not. Belong. To anyone. But myself. And neither do you."


Winter backed the Grammy nominee entirely on this occasion, reposting the image of the comment and singer's response while adding her own thoughts on the matter. 

"Thank you @arianagrande for posting this Instagram. "I especially believe in today's world we all need to stick together- I believe in EMPOWERING other women and not putting them down. I celebrate everyone for who they are because that is what makes them beautiful. You ARE beautiful."

Winter has faced her own physical critics in the past—a history she shed a light on during an interview with Glamour after undergoing breast reduction surgery in August. 

"The Internet bullies are awful," she told "I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am, and that I am disgusting. On [red carpets], I just said to myself, 'You have to do your best to look confident and stand up tall, and make yourself look as good as you can in these photos,' because everyone is going to see them."

Hopefully, because of growing efforts from celebrities like Grande and Winter, Internet body shame will quickly become a thing of the past.