It’s safe to say Ariel Winter read Chloë Grace Moretz‘s latest interview. The Modern Family actress had a pointed response to Moretz’s Glamour cover story, which addressed that ridiculous feud over Kim Kardashian‘s nude selfie from March.
In the Q&A, Moretz, 19, defended her reaction to Kardashian’s controversial selfie, telling Glamour: “That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence. It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see … I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites and male attention. … I wasn’t slut-shaming. It’s not about body shaming.”
At the time of the feud, Winter was one of the celebrities to defend Kardashian, along with Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Thorne. “No one was body shaming @justinbieber when he posted his nude guitar photo so why @KimKardashian? #herbodyherchoice #InternationalWomensDay,” Winter tweeted on March 8.
Naturally, the ABC sitcom star felt compelled to respond to Moretz’s latest remarks. “Many have asked about my opinion on a certain interview.…” Winter wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “All I’m going to say is this: If you take a photo in which you feel CONFIDENT about yourself and think it spreads a positive image, then GO FOR IT. The ‘background’ doesn’t matter- what matters is the message you are putting out there is true to what YOU believe in- not what anyone else says about YOU.”
Winter’s remarks about the background were also in response to Moretz, who explained to Glamour that she posts bikini photos with a purpose. “I do it because it’s a body-confidence thing,” Moretz said. “I posted one in Mexico. I felt good, and I was wearing a bikini on a beach. It wasn’t me sexualizing myself. It was with a beautiful background.”
Winter concluded her message on Wednesday by saying, “I do what I can to create that positive light for my fans and I’m sure other celebrities are doing it in THEIR OWN WAY- no need to put one another down. No picture is the exception to someone else’s rule. Even if some people ‘know who they are.’ Live life on your own terms.”
In her Glamour cover story, Moretz said she appreciated Kardashian’s open letter about body positivity. “I wish that it had come out earlier. It was a great message,” she told the mag. “It was just a little late.” Something she didn’t appreciate, however, was Kardashian’s reaction to her initial tweet: “Let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is.”
Moretz told Glamour, “I started laughing. I was at dinner with my family [when] I got the notification [on my phone]. I look at it and I go, ‘Oh, my God. She responded.’ My mom took the most offense to it because it was girl-on-girl hate and Kim didn’t come back with an educated response on body confidence. It was aggressive, and also it was incorrect. I don’t have 45 million followers or a TV show that follows my life. But people know who I am. I pride myself on having opinions, and I don’t express them in snarky ways toward people.”
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