Ariel Winters has long been the target of salacious tabloid headlines about her body. 

The Modern Family star has officially decided that enough is enough, and has posted some words of retalliation to her Instagram. 

Taking to the social media platform, the actress published a long rant that said so much about her thoughts on how she is perceived by the world because of her body. 

'Something I wish people would realise…I am not TRYING to be featured on Snapchat, I am not trying to be pap'd everywhere I do, I am literally just LIVING and unfortunately, I can't do that without paparazzi following me around everyday,' she began.


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'I'm not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I'm trying to live my life. People wear shorts. People have wardrobe malfunctions. No one is perfect.'

The 19-year-ols star went on to call out those who say she dresses inappropriately. 

'I'm not a stylist! I don't know what to wear everyday so I look 'appropriate' or 'fashionable.' Also, screw having to always look appropriate or fashionable. For what? Society?'


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'Who gets to decide what is appropriate or fashionable???? I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that.'

'I don't want people to constantly see me in the news for going to dinner, or grocery shopping, or anything. I want to be in the news when I ASK for it by going to a publicised event, or EVEN BETTER when I have work out/coming out!'

'So trust me, I don't want to see me in shorts putting water in my car every single day as much as you don't.'


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The star went on to slate those who have latched on to comments she made in a recent interview in which she discussed the way she was dressed as a child. 

'I'd also like to address the tweets I get saying 'you accused your mother of sexualising you yet you're a whore.' I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old.'

'I wasn't an ADULT as I am now.'

'As you mature at 16, 17, 18 you further develop your own identity and can make decisions for yourself.'


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'As a child, you do as you're told regardless of what is good for you,' she explained.

'I'm an ADULT now, who can make my own choices and have my own identity.'

'And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn't mean I'm unintelligent or that I'm talentless or that I have no self respect."

Hear hear, gal, hear hear.