Ariel Winter is done with all of the negativity she encounters on Twitter, reason for which she decided to just quit the social media platform – at least for now. The Modern Family actress deleted her page today and one rep for Winter explained that she did it because of all the negativity that was being thrown at her.
‘Ariel has taken a break from Twitter and engaging with users on her other platforms due to the constant negativity she experiences. Ariel needs a moment to breathe and enjoy herself without [judgment],’ the rep told ET.
But the 20-year-old is not stopping there. She also told her fans via Instagram Stories that she is ‘in the process of deleting all social media.’
For now, however, her Insta account is still pretty much active, and she even shared some photos featuring her and boyfriend Levi Meaden celebrating the Fourth of July.
Ariel Winter did open up about what she thinks of social media during an interview with ET back in 2016.
‘I don’t really think I’m telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn’t post that,’ I feel like I’m just having fun. I like my fans to see what I am doing. I am not going to fight with someone on my Instagram that tells me they do not like my outfit or that I should put my butt away. I am sorry you think I should put my butt away, but just unfollow me,’ she said at the time.
A couple of months later, she once again promised never to leave social media during an interview for Seventeen magazine: ‘I definitely have pushed myself to deal with all the good and the bad because I feel like there are so many girls who need to hear positivity. I feel like as many of us women who can group together and discuss things in a positive way will be so beneficial. Losing one person in that discussion wouldn’t be helpful.’
It looks like she’s changed her mind. Have the trolls won?