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What should have been an amazing 21st birthday celebration for Modern Family actress turned sour, when body-shaming trolls attacked her weight-loss.

The gorgeous actress posted a number of photos from her birthday bash, alongside her beloved boyfriend Levi Meaden, and the comments quickly became focused on her physique.

The images show Winter wearing a plaid jumpsuit, showing off her beautiful body, but trolls claimed her slimmer figure was because of plastic surgery.


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She captioned the post: "When you see the zankou chicken on the left turn right, and then you’ll be in Marina Del RAH. Happy 21st. Love you always, I couldn’t ask for a better day."

Comments have since been disabled on the series of snaps, after horrible social media users targeted her with hate. One said; "You’re losing your thick", referencing her famously curvy body.

"Healthier? She got work done to her face. She looked 'healthier' before,” one person wrote.

“Nothing wrong with being honest and telling her we liked her better before 'the change' she was so beautiful before she started chopping up her body and if me saying so helps one girl out there to feel beautiful who's thinking of surgery then its worth it,” another person added.



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The judgemental, harsh words prompted a response from Ariel herself.

“I appreciate you wanting to help girls love themselves the way they are, but you are also kind of cutting me down,” she wrote. 

“I also didn’t get plastic surgery. That is also not being supportive of women if you’re just assuming something about the way they look," she added. She's had to fight back the haters multiple times before:

She tweeted a few months ago: "My friend sent me the funniest article that's apparently in OK Magazine about my 'super strict diet' and how I only go out to eat if it's healthy food and I don't allow sugar in the house…I eat every carbohydrate possible…"

"I make chocolate chip cookies every week," she added. YES GURL.

Winter has long been the subject of criticism online, especially since her breast reduction surgery at the age of 17 and her choice of fashion.


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Earlier in January, somebody even suggested that she binges on drugs to lose weight; "Not half as bad as all the coke.meth she uses. She literally dropped 30 ponds." After correcting her spelling of pounds (thank God), Winter fired back.

“Yup… I dropped 30 bodies of water so fast…” she said. ”And yes!! My psychiatrist switched me from my previous antidepressant that didn’t work and made me gain weight, to coke/meth!! 

Her body shouldn't be attacked by random online users hiding behind a keyboard. Keep doing what you're doing Ariel, you're slaying the game and snatching wigs left, right and centre.


Only a few days ago, Grammy-nominated singer Bebe Rexha took to Instagram to proclaim her anger and frustration at body-shaming designers who refused to dress her for the ceremony.

Why? Because she's a SIZE EIGHT. She didn't name names, but if only she did. They'd have been ripped to shreds in minutes.

The Meant To Be singer is nominated for two awards at the Grammys, and said in a video; "If a size six/eight is too big, then, I don't know what to tell you, then I don't want to wear your f*cking dresses, 'cause that's crazy."

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She continued; "You're saying that all the women in the world that are size eight and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dressed,"

"Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest," Bebe captioned the post. "If you don't like my fashion style or my music that's one thing. But don't say you can't dress someone that isn't a runway size."

"Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. My size eight ass is still going to the Grammys," she concluded. 

Demi was quick to comment her support; "F*cking preach!!! Love this and you for speaking your mind and using your voice!!!"

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Demi Lovato has always been vocal against body-shamers online, and supportive of plus-sized models in the industry.

She even told a fan who created a detailed sketch of the singer; "That's not how my body looks", insisting that her body be represented accurately.

Rexha has received an overwhelming amount of support from the public and celebrities alike following her video, with numerous designers offering to dress her.



Back in July Playboy model Dani Mathers hit headlines when she openly bodyshamed an unsuspecting nude gym goer on Snapchap.

And now that police have finally tracked down the victim of Dani’s mocking, it looks like the Playmate could be facing up to six months in jail.

According to TMZ, the woman featured in the controversial snap – who happens to be aged in her seventies – wants Dani to “feel the full force of the law” for photographing her while she was changing in an LA Fitness changing room.


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Police are reportedly encouraging prosecutors to charge the former Playmate of the Year with the Dissemination of Private Images for sharing the snap which read: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

It is said the LA native’s victim is more than willing to testify and cooperate however she can in order to ensure justice is achieved.

Dani was forced to apologise for her actions earlier this summer after receiving huge backlash online when the degrading snap went viral.



The one time a year I make it to the gym you bet there'll be a pic of it #oritneverhappenedright

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In July she wrote on Twitter: “I’m sorry for what I did…I need to take some time to myself now to reflect on why I did this horrible thing.”

The model also used Snapchat to claim she models because she loves the female body and that she understands bodyshaming is wrong.


For many women transitioning from adolescence to adulthood isn’t the most the most enjoyable experience.  On top of having to deal with real life struggles like money (or lack thereof) for the first time, your body can change in ways outside of your control.

As uncomfortable as this experience can be, there’s one obvious way it could be made a whole lot worse and that's by having the whole world scrutinize every aspect of your physical appearance as and when it changes.

Having made this transformation in the public eye, model Gigi Hadid is no stranger to bodyshamers.  But just because receiving criticism is an occupational hazard of hers, it doesn’t mean the Californian beauty is going to sit back and let the trolls walk all over her.



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Gigi recently posted a bikini selfie to Instagram which inspired one troll to suggest that the 21-year-old has lost too much weight since she re-entered the modelling industry in 2011.

According to Elite Daily, the star was quick to shut down the bodyshamer in question as she fired back a lengthily comment.

Gigi wrote: “Bodies change as girls become women…Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgement…I loved my body as a 17-year-old athlete and I love my body now.”


In the post the Tommy Hilfiger model acknowledged that she has lost “baby fat” but insisted that she has never intentionally changed her body.  She suggested instead that her weight loss is due to a combination of growing up, boxing training and work-related stress.

She finished by asking the author of the original comment to think about the women who may judge themselves as a result of reading online hate.

“Your comment won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgement comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing, too.”



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Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson is well known for her fiery personality, so it's little wonder one of her followers received a pretty frank message this week when they openly accused her of having an eating disorder.

On Monday the reality star posted a pretty standard picture of herself playing croquet on Instagram and it wasn't long before a troll came along to body-shame her. 

The comment to which Lucy bluntly responded said: “Why is everyone pretending that this is ok? This girl obviously has an eating disorder. She's not "naturally skinny" because we've all watched her for years and she never looked like this. This is validating and publicizing an illness.”



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Clearly not in the mood to let that one slide the 25-year-old vegan wrote: “Who are YOU to say I have an eating disorder? Do you think it's okay to publicly declare that someone else has an eating problem like its the ONLY possible way for me to be slim? Not that I maybe work out and eat a vegan diet.”

“But that because I am slim I MUST have an eating disorder. Do you really think that it is okay to try and make people think that? What lifestyle are you validating?”

“Just because you've watched me on tv, does NOT mean you know the ins and outs of my life.”



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The MIC cast member’s fans were quick applaud her message and display of self-defence, with one user writing: “Being slim is not a synonym for having an eating disorder, and the two ought not to be automatically associated with one another. The latter term is being thrown around too loosely these days, it is a serious illness that requires diagnosis.”

While another said: “You are one of the most beautiful ladies I've seen, please ignore all the haters, women should aim to always empower each other, it's the greatest gift we have.”

This isn’t the first time the reality star has had to defend herself from bodyshamers.  Back in June Lucy ended up in a Twitter spat with Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson after Marnie wrote in her Star magazine column “Lucy Watson looks like a skeleton”.




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Fair play to Lucy for standing up for herself.  No one deserves to be publicly criticised for their size.


As a proud plus-size model, Ashley Graham has come in for criticism from various corners of society, and as her star continues to ascend it really looks like the girl can't win.

From politicians dubbing her 'unhealthy' and suggesting she has years of ill health ahead of her to speculation that Amy Schumer was unimpressed by her inclusion in the same body-shape category as Ashley – a claim she has since dismissed – the 27-year-old has been forced to defend her shape and size time and time again.

And while the vast majority of criticism has come from those who consider Ashley too large, the model is now facing another group of critics who are currently slamming her for looking like she's dropped a few lbs.

After sharing photos of herself working out, Ashley, who was the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, was inexplicably met with negativity by some of her followers.

"Fake fat person. You're not overweight, Stop saying you are. If you are fit, own it," wrote one. "If you changed, just keep it real, don't tell me you're fat when you look like perfection."

"I don't want you to stop from going to the gym at all. I just want to say, that I hope you will stand for your body and your curves like everybody should," commented another.

Taking aim at a snap of Ashley rocking white co-ords and a cropped leather jacket, another Instagram user wrote: "I knew it you did lose a lot of weight! I am no longer a fan of yours you betrayed a lot of people!"

"So I'll find another plus size beautiful woman bcuz you're full of s**t!!! #damnshame #justliketherest," she added. (sic)

Stunned by the outburst, Ashley defended her against the criticism, writing: "People come on my page and body shame me because I'm too big, because I'm too small, because I'm not good enough for their standards…But at the end of the day I'm good enough for me."

Many fans wasted no time supporting the model's stance, with one writing: "All you women shaming get are disgusting."

"Body positivity isn't about size or her size, it's about acceptance. Any women shaming her should be ashamed of themselves." she finished.



She may have seen success as a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, but Rosie Connolly has revealed that success comes at a price. 

As the creator of popular blog Hearts, Heels and Handbags and with over 85 thousand Instagram followers, the 24-year-old has revealed she is constantly subjected to abuse and body shaming from online trolls. 

"The bigger following you have the more people you have giving you abuse. I’ve been told I’m too skinny and my makeup is awful," the mom-of-one told VIP Magazine. 

"I can’t stand body shaming. I suppose the less you react, the quicker it goes away. I’m learning that the hard way.

"You’re still a person at the end of the day and you want to stick up for yourself."


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Rosie revealed that she is forced to bloke and delete people on a regular basis if they are being cruel. 

“You’re still a person at the end of the day and you want to stick up for yourself. It’s hard not to react. I just delete and block the person now if they’re not being nice.”