“She needs to grow up. I would tell her to dress properly, be the beautiful person she is. I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when it’s not necessary,” Workman said in the interview, released Wednesday. “Ariel is smart, beautiful and talented. She is a legitimate actress. She does not need to do this. She is beautiful with her clothes on.”
Winter did not mention her mother by name, but took to Twitter later Wednesday afternoon to express frustration about the comments.
“What’s sad is that you lie consistently,” Winter, 19, tweeted. “Also, why is it that you only choose to talk to me through the press? I’m doing just fine. Toxic.”
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Winter announced she had officially become an emancipated minor in May 2015, ending years of custody drama.
“I’ve kind of been in adulthood for a little bit now,” Winter told PEOPLE in early 2016. “I have a great support system now.”