Ariel Winter: Photoshop Fail Draws Criticism

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If you follow her on Instagram, you that Ariel Winter likes to show off her curves.

Obviously, we have no complaints about that whatsoever.

Unfortunately, it seems she's currently experiencing some fallout from what seems to be an inevitable hazard for Instagram-happy young celebs these days.

Ariel Winter Photoshop Fail

The photo above is latest Ariel's selfie, uploaded last night.

That is to say, we think it's a selfie...

As you can see, Ms. Winter's head has been cropped out for reasons that remain unclear, but there's an even more curious detail that has some fans scratching their heads:

It seems many of her followers are convinced that those are not Ariel's legs.

Ariel Winter Playboy

Or at least that Ariel's legs have been severely digitally altered.

Numerous fans called her out in the comments, but it's a testament to how well-liked Ariel is by her IG followers that even the shade they throw is mostly supportive.

"Stop with the photoshop. You don't need it!!" one fan commented.

"Obviously photoshopped plz stop you are perfect without it," wrote another.

Ariel Winter Scarlett Letter Halloween Costume Photo

Most heavily-photographed celebs will be re-touched at some point in their careers, but Ari's case is made particularly awkward by the context of the pic.

For one, it's on her Instagram page, which means that if she didn't do the retouching herself, she was at least aware of it.

We're used to Lindsay Lohan photoshop fails, but we figured Ariel was better than that.

On top of that Ariel has been a vocal opponent of online shaming and an advocate of body positivity for people of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, etc.

Some of her more impressionable fans might feel that altering her pics serves to undermine her message.

Ariel Winter in Cabo

"I really had the greatest opportunity to have some wonderful role models, especially Sofia Vergara," Ariel said in a recent interview.

"Working with a curvy beautiful woman that everybody looked up to and loved the way she looked.

"That was my inspiration to move forward and accept myself because that's what matters."

Of course, the most alarming thing about all of this is that Ariel's bikini pics are flawless from the moment the digital shutter snaps, and altering them in any way is like adding one of those school photo day laser backgrounds to the Mona Lisa.

Yes, it's amazing what technology can do these days.

But perhaps only nature can achieve true perfection. *wipes single tear from cheek* #Boobs

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