Ariel Winter shared a message of body positivity on Instagram taking aim at bullies and body shamers in the compassionate message.
"Every time someone bullies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is," Winter wrote. "Those who say such harsh things on my Instagram, thank you for this opportunity – but the question I ask myself each time I read the mean comments is if this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can only imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself. Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you. "I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love. Take the high road, there is less traffic. XO.
Fans quickly responded to the ‘Modern Family’’s actress’s message with positive comments, calling the 17-year-old an inspiration and encouraging her to ignore the bullies