Ariel Winter has never been shy about speaking her mind or standing up for herself in the face of criticism, regularly shutting down critics and trolls on Twitter and Instagram. Her latest foe is a paparazzo who snapped a pic of Ariel with her boyfriend Levi Meaden and angled it as a “mock proposal.” (A what?)
Ariel took to Twitter to point out that there was nothing proposal-related about their morning breakfast run, and that Levi was actually tying her shoe, not asking her to spend the rest of their lives together.
“Levi ties my shoe after lunch and now it’s apparently a fun pre proposal for the cameras according to the internet???????? Dead,” she wrote. “Dude we didn’t even notice you until you jumped from behind a tree & just nope.”
You can clearly see in the photo series that not only were Levi and Ariel surprised to be photographed on that day, they were definitely not in the middle of a “mock proposal,” whatever that is (but seriously, what is that). They’re just hanging out together and going out to eat like any couple; also, it’s obvious that Levi was indeed tying her shoe, just like any helpful boyfriend might do.
Ariel, of course, is no stranger to setting the record straight about her life. She’s spoken honestly about her situation with her mother and about the criticism she gets for her clothing choices, as well as the pressures of being in the spotlight, especially in a social media-focused world. She’s not about to let tabloids and paparazzi write her story, instead preferring to do celebrity on her own terms.