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Actress Ariel Winter Says Negative Comments Are Degrading

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And that just comes with being a woman in the entertainment industry

Being in the entertainment industry is hard, and being a woman in the entertainment industry is even harder.

Society has unevenly heaped demands on the female sex that can cost them big time if they don’t conform. For example, women are expected to have the perfect body (which varies from person to person), they’re expected to always be polite to men even when they’re being made to feel uncomfortable, and they must be sexually enticing. Though the rules have waned just a tiny bit thanks to feminism and social progress, there’s still a long way to go to minimize them to the point of being inconsequential.

One woman who has received this unfair treatment at the hands of society is actress Ariel Winter from the show Modern Family. But she’s not one to remain mum on the negativity doled out to her by internet trolls and media critics. In a recent interview, she explained more precisely how she feels women are constantly degraded because of sexist standards.

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Ariel just can’t stand the negativity that women have to put up with all the time

Just 18

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Even before Ariel turned 18 years old, which happened just this past spring, people criticized every facet of her body. She was too fat, her breasts were too big, she shouldn’t have gotten a breast reduction, she was too short: the list is truly endless. And when she finally did turn 18, her prom dress caused a huge stir. While many people are still very supportive of her, the haters always found a way to drown them out with their insensitive and unnecessary remarks.

Like Water Off a Duck’s Back

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The difference between Ariel and other women in her situation is that Ariel didn’t just let it go. She transcended the cruel things people said to her and about her; she lived the life the way she wanted, posting whatever photos she wanted to. She said that her long career in entertainment was so full of criticism all the time that she became rather numb to it all.

In her own words: “I feel like I’ve been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to that point where people’s comments and the exposure doesn’t bother me as much. It still bothers people when you get negative feedback for something, but it doesn’t hit me as hard as it would somebody just entering the industry.”