At this point, trolling is kind of impossible to avoid on social media, and beyond hitting the “block” button repeatedly, it feels like there’s not much anyone can do to respond. Well, not to worry. Outspoken feminist, body-positive advocate, and all-around badass Ariel Winter has your back. Like her Modern Family costar Sarah Hyland, Winter has grown up in the spotlight and has figured out a way to deal with the heckling and nastiness. Winter’s no stranger to criticism: She’s fended off critics for her entire professional career, and now it’s basically a hobby to respond with the most perfect, appropriate, hilarious burn.
For her cute New Year’s Eve Instagram photo kissing boyfriend Levi Meaden, she got trolled twice. First, someone dinged her for drinking champagne even though she isn’t 21 yet, to which she responded, “I really just held this because I didn’t want to be the only one toasting with water…lol.” Then the trolls got real cruel, accusing her of dropping weight, “30 ponds [sic],” by doing drugs.
Winter’s response was perfect. “Yup…I dropped 30 bodies of water so fast…” she replied. (Spelling corrections for the win!) “My psychiatrist switched me from my previous antidepressant that didn’t work and made me gain weight, to coke/meth! Definitely not a new one that worked and then regulated my metabolism.” Amazing.