Ariel Winter’s estranged mother is speaking out about her teen daughter’s body, and her comments might make you a little more understanding of why the 18-year-old Modern Family actress wants nothing to do with her mom.
Crystal Workman hasn’t talked to her famous daughter in years, but she’s still trying to have her say about how Ariel lives her life. During a recent interview with Inside Edition, she criticized Ariel Winter for undergoing breast reduction surgery.
“I don’t think anyone at that age should be cutting into their breasts,” Workman said. “I am surprised she did it so young and that the doctor did it for her so young.”
As the New York Daily News reports, Ariel won emancipation from her mother last May. A month later, the actress had her breasts reduced from a size 32 F to a 34 D. She was only 17 years old at the time, but she’d already endured years of agony due to developing at a very young age. Ariel explained that she decided to go under the knife because the size of her breasts was causing her severe pain on a daily basis, and she was starting to have a difficult time standing up straight due to back, spine, and neck issues. Actresses are expected to have perfect posture at red carpet events, but it was hard for Ariel not to hunch after spending hours struggling to keep her shoulders back.
“It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain,” Ariel told Glamour during an interview about her breast reduction surgery.
Ariel also said that she was tired of struggling to find swimsuits and red carpet gowns that fit her properly while also looking age-appropriate. It annoyed Ariel that the only dresses that looked decent on her were form-fitting gowns that showed off a lot of cleavage, and she was relentlessly tormented by online bullies who were obsessed with her body and her clothing choices. It made the actress uncomfortable that she was only getting recognition for her breast size, and she began to dread the red carpet.
“Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet always had to do with Ariel Winter’s Crazy Cleavage!’ Or Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs At An Event!’ That’s all people would recognize me by, not, ‘Oh, she does great work on Modern Family.'”
Ariel Winter has been unable to keep her breasts from being a hot topic of discussion online, but the headlines are a bit different these days. After she attended the January 30 SAG Awards wearing a strapless black dress, there were numerous reports about her decision to show off her breast reduction scars. Ariel responded to them by letting the world know that she did not suffer a wardrobe malfunction — she meant to show off her scars. As People reports, she tweeted a body-confident message about not hiding the marks that are now a permanent part of her body.
“Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all,” Ariel wrote.
However, Ariel’s mother doesn’t see anything positive about the teen’s decision to embrace what many would consider a flaw. In Crystal Workman’s opinion, Ariel should keep her breast reduction scars covered up.
“I’m sorry, I just think this is inappropriate” Workman told Inside Edition.
“She should never be embarrassed of her scars but she shouldn’t be flaunting them.”
Ariel Winter seemingly disagrees. She told People that she decided not to hide her surgery from her fans because she doesn’t want other young girls who are suffering like she did to fear facing scrutiny for going under the knife.
“There shouldn’t be a stigma about it,” Winter said of breast reduction surgery.
Even though Ariel Winter is happy with the way her body looks now, she’s seriously thinking about walking away from the spotlight and all the intense scrutiny of the female form that comes with it. She told People that her lengthy legal battle with her mother has inspired her to go to college to pursue a career as a social justice lawyer, and ABC News reports that Winter has taken the first step toward this goal by enrolling in the University of California, Los Angeles.
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