Ariel Winter, Instagram


Ariel Winter is not going to sit silently while Internet commenters post negative remarks on an innocent photo.

The Modern Family star shared a family photograph of herself in a blue bikini while hanging out with her nieces on a boat for flashback Friday, but was unfortunately greeted with some nasty comments from users who were more focused on her swimwear and body.

Well, instead of letting it slide, the 17-year-old decided to fire back.

Winter posted a close-up of a woman's leg with marks on it identifying the different labels designated to females who wear a skirt that meets that length.

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She paired the picture with a lengthy caption slamming those who choose to leave negative comments on bully people online.

"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,'" she began.

"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!!!!!!"

Ariel Winter, Teen Vogue Event

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Unfortunately, this is not the first time this month that Winter has had to stand up against body shamers.

Just last week, the TV actress teamed up with Ariana Grande to try and silence the negativity online, and also opened up to Glamour recently about having to endure harsh critics.

"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."

Let's hope this sparks a change.

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