Kim Kardashian received an overwhelming backlash when she posted nude selfies, with only a few celebrities stepping up to defend the Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) star. But there’s one young actress who boldly continues to defend the 35-year-old mom of two for sharing those nude selfies, and that’s Modern Family star Ariel Winter, noted Us Weekly.
After sounding off on social media, Ariel again defended Kardashian while dishing her views on body image. Winter voiced her thoughts while being interviewed on a radio show in Australia, Kyle & Jackie O.
“I think she’s promoting body positivity,” pointed out Ariel. “Young girls being able to express that they don’t have a stick-thin body — they’re curvy. And stick-thin bodies are amazing… and I think that everybody’s body should be celebrated no matter what it is.”
At 18, Winter is well aware of how society and the entertainment industry tend to value slimmer bodies. As a result, Ariel initially was active in the controversy that erupted on Twitter after the nude selfies were posted by Kardashian.
Winter also tweeted that she felt the Twitterverse should be tolerant when men and women share selfies.
“I think everyone, men and women, should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies — and not be criticized,” added Ariel.
In contrast, celebrities including Bette Midler and Chloe Grace Moretz blasted Kardashian for her nude selfie. Kim made her appreciation clear by sending Ariel flowers with a handwritten message. And Winter sent the love back on social media.
Ariel proudly posted a picture of the flowers and note, along with her appreciation.
“Women supporting other women is so powerful. -Mrs. West ❤️ps. I gotchu @kimkardashian always xo,” wrote Ariel.
Winter pointed out the distinction between how people react to photos of nude men versus nude women during her interview on the Kyle & Jackie O show.
“There are so many guys that go out there that are so cool with posing nude… and then when women do it, we’re really crucified. We’re not able to do the exact same thing, and I think it’s really upsetting to be in an industry where that’s happening. So I really decided to stand up for her because I thought it was so ridiculous.”
Winter has experienced her own body-shaming, with some nasty comments following her photo showing her in a bikini. Ariel directly confronted those haters.
“I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens,” asserted Winter on social media. “But this is for the girls who are constantly bullied … you are expressing yourself.”
Moreover, Ariel emphasized that she feels what women wear should not be used as weapons.
“Don’t ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing — YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL,” added Winter.
For now, Kardashian is taking a break from those nude selfies and focusing on her Kimojis with a special release just for Easter, according to Hollywood Life.
There’s a symbol that resembles Kim with bunny ears, the inevitable Easter eggs, and even a black Jesus. Kim dished on her new Easter-themed Kimojis on her website.
“There are over a dozen new Kimoji, including colorful eggs, me in bunny ears and a fun KIMOGIF!” exclaimed the KUWTK star.
Kardashian also shared that Easter is taken seriously in her family, and she’s admittedly obsessed with the holiday.
“Easter is a really big deal in my family and I get super into it,” she declared. “These new Kimoji are seriously soooo cute, I can’t deal!!!”
As for the specifics on the new Kimojis, Kardashian explained the details.
“If you have the iOS app, they will automatically appear in your keyboard when you open it. If you have the Android app, be sure to update to the new version in order to get them,” she cautioned.
To get your own set, they are available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store, noted Kim.
“They’re so fun and I love seeing how you guys use them. Tag me so I can see, LOL!” she pleaded.
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