We stan a self-aware queen! Just because Ariel Winter has been known to clap back at internet trolls, doesn’t mean she *always* enjoys it. “I try to not respond. I wanted to respond positively to people for a long time because I do feel that if you are sitting and sending somebody that message, there must be something you’re not getting in your life,” the 21-year-old Modern Family actress admitted to Us Weekly

“I have had those moments where I’ve responded and I have regretted to responding to some of them, not all, but some I have regretted. I’ve been like, ‘This is stupid. It’s unnecessary.’ I do know … I think as everybody knows, when somebody is posting that comment they want an argument, you know, they want you to respond,” she continued. 

“I actually had a fan comment on one of my posts and said, ‘You respond more to negative comments than you do to positive,’” Ariel confessed. “I didn’t even realize I was doing that. I think about the positive comments way more and it affects me way more … As a society we do comment more on the negative and that comment really hit me and so now I’m really trying to follow that of like, doing what I actually feel, which is to be thankful for the support and actually show that and kind of try and bury the negative.”

Unfortunately, a lot of the more negative feedback Ariel receives online can be described as body-shaming. After the longtime sitcom star lost weight, a lot of her followers began to accuse Ariel of plastic surgery or ask why she was “so skinny.” While we are proud of the brunette beauty for defending herself in the past, we’re happy to hear that she’s learning to stay away from the negativity and focus on what’s really important — happiness!

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