While last week her Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland jumped in to bat for her on-screen sister, today Ariel stepped into the ring after she posted a picture of herself just chilling, enjoying the summer in a thong bikini.
There were many supporters and, of course, because it’s the internet, trolls who came to the comments section to play. However, Ariel felt enough was enough when someone challenged the idea of not complaining when people say she’s a ‘piece of meat’. Their logic just didn’t hit the nail on the head.
One follower commented on the photo: ‘Its your body do what you want with it.. But just don’t get mad when peope only see you as piece of ass.’
To which Ariel rebutted: ‘So I can’t be proud of my body AND be seen as something other than a “piece of ass?” I have to pick one??’
Said follower replied: ‘I’m not saying you can’t be proud of your body girl, Im just saying that is what some people will see you as.’ Some supported the follower while others heralded the actress’ sentiment.
‘Posting photos like this means she owns her own body and is proud of it,’ one fan proffered. ‘That doesn’t mean she has to be happy about paparazzi and negative comments. It means that she ALSO has some control over what others see and hear about her.’