Ariel Winter Posts Inspiring Message About Responding to 'Bullies' With Love: 'Stop the Hate'


Ariel Winter knows the only way to respond to hate is with love.

The Modern Family star shared a powerful message for her social media detractors on Instagram over the weekend, revealing how she turns online bullying into positive self worth.

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"Every time someone billies me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is." the 18-year-old actress wrote. "Those who say such harsh things on my Instagram, thank you for this opportunity - but the question I ask myself each time I read the mean comments is is this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can only imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself."

"Stop the hate," Winter added. "Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make the PERFECT you."

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"I love my fans and I love my bullies for what they truly NEED is love," she concluded. "Take the high road, there is less traffic."

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This is just Winter's latest stand against bullying, as the actress -- who has herself faced a great deal of body shaming over her social media photos -- regularly promotes body confidence to her fans.

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Meanwhile, the Modern Family star, who had been preparing to attend UCLA in the fall, is deferring college a year due to her work schedule.

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