Ariel Winter has 'thanked' her body shamers in an Instagram post that has fans cheering.

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter has addressed her body shamers in a post that is flawless from beginning to end.

The young star, who has copped criticism on social media over her body and choice of outfits on numerous occasions, chose to not attack her shamers but thank them instead.

“Every time someone bullies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasise to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is,” she said.

“Those who say such harsh things on my Instagram, thank you for this opportunity – but the question I ask myself every time I read the mean comments is if this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can online imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself.”



Winter went on to encourage her bullies to accept themselves for who they are and what they can offer the world.

“Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you,” she said.

The actress said her fans and her bullies only needed one thing: love.

“I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love,” she said.

The post ended with the simple hope that bullies could do better.

“Take the high road, there is less traffic,” she said.

Nothing but love ❤️

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The post uploaded to Instagram on Saturday has been wildly growing in popularity among fans.

“You are wise beyond your years young lady!” One fan said.

“I think you’re inspirational to a lot of people, and I’m really happy to see you only improve yourself,” another fan said.

A third fan agreed that many bullies use their critiques of others as a way to feel better about themselves.

“There will be people who love to diss others not because they like it but because it ups their self esteem by lowering others,” they said.

We couldn’t agree more.

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