Ariel Winter, Rogue Magazine

Photo by Irvin Rivera/Rogue Magazine

Ariel Winter is no stranger to criticism.

The Modern Family star has been at the center of numerous controversies involving her wardrobe and body, but she explains that this is unfortunately just something that happens in Hollywood when you're a female.

When asked about her sometimes-racy Instagram photos and the backlash that she would receive from it, Winter tells Rogue magazine, "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 Winter, Rogue Magazine

Photo by Irvin Rivera/Rogue Magazine

However, growing up in the spotlight has given Winter the opportunity to grow thick skin against negative critics. "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," she explains.

"It still bothers people when you get negative feedback for something, but it doesn't hit me as hard as it would somebody just entering the industry."

Plus, not all attention is bad attention, and when she gets feedback from fans expressing their appreciation for what she does, it's cherished.
 

Ariel Winter, Rogue Magazine

Photo by Irvin Rivera/Rogue Magazine

"It's somewhat life-changing in your mind when you walk down the street and someone recognizes you as ‘that girl from TV' or ‘Alex, the girl with the glasses,' but 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,'" Winter states.

"Those are the things that really impact me that I love about the exposure I get. Then there's the other exposure that can be negative, regarding red carpets and the things that I wear. I've gone through a whole bunch of things, both in my personal life and my professional life and they've all contributed to where I am now and made me stronger."

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