Ariel Winter is talented, successful, and beautiful. She is also, unfortunately, no stranger to random attacks by trolls who hope that their comments can ruin her night.
Fortunately, Ariel knows just how to stick it to her haters.
So when someone left a nasty comment about her appearance on her costar’s photo, she was ready to clap back.
This starts with a photo shared by Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter’s costar.
The Modern Family cast took a few photos when they attended a For Your Consideration event.
Hyland expressed her enthusiasm under the group photo that she shared, writing:
"I love these people with all my heart. My family (well most of them) Here’s to a Season 10."
That’s right, folks — Modern Family is about a decade old.
Unfortunately, one commenter decided to single out Ariel’s appearance.
"Why," wrote a troll. "Does Ariel look so thirsty all the time?"
Though thirsty often means experiencing sexual attraction towards a specific person or wanting to hook up, it can also mean that someone looks desperate for fame and attention.
Either way … it is clearly not intended as a compliment towards the 20-year-old actress.
Plenty of stars wouldn’t see this, but it looks like Ariel saw her friend’s post and just happened to catch a glimpse of this rude comment.
Ariel being Ariel, she clapped back … and showed off her sense of humor.
"I’m SO thirsty!!! Haven’t had water in hours. God I can’t believe you can tell I’m dehydrated from this pic :/ :/."
Sarcasm can be a great tool for shaming trolls in situations like this one.
(In other cases, you can use politely phrased, earnest questions)
The only sad thing is that Ariel had to clap back in the first place.
Even if you don’t watch Modern Family because you don’t have time or sitcoms aren’t your thing or whatever, the actors deserve respect. They’re human beings.
But this comes down to, yet again, people looking for any excuse to sexualize Ariel and then attempt to shame her for having the audacity to be attractive.
She was, as you can see in the photos above, wearing a normal black dress.
Even if she had been naked, she would still deserve respect, but it’s worth noting that she was dressed appropriately for the occasion.
So … what was thirsty about her?
We’re guessing that this troll noticed Ariel’s body’s curves and found her attractive.
Which doesn’t really have anything to do with Ariel, now does it?
That sounds like his problem.
But it isn’t Ariel Winter’s job to educate her haters or to make them have epiphanies that their misogynistic attacks are born of their own shortcomings.
Her job is to act on Modern Family.
Recently, she’s used social media to celebrate her anniversary with Levi Meaden and of course to praise his role in the new Pacific Rim film.
But her presence on social media is a privilege to her fans and followers and is not guaranteed.
One of these days, if these nasty trolls keep up their rudeness, Ariel may stop sharing sexy photos. In her case, that will mean that she’d just stop sharing pictures.
Nobody wants that. Just … be decent human beings when you leave comments, folks.