“Everybody is so hyped up on the fact that I post photos where my butt’s out. It’s a butt. Everyone has a butt. I don’t think it’s crazy,” the 18-year-old actress told ET Tuesday at Variety‘s Power Of Young Hollywood Issue Celebration in Los Angeles.
Winter has fired back several times at body shamers who took to her Instagram section to leave not-so-kind comments about her choice of wardrobe or her figure. But the backlash hasn’t prompted her to think twice before posting a sexy photo, she said.
“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,” she said at the event, where she donned a striped pant suit with a black, cleavage-flaunting top. “I like my fans to see what I’m doing.”
Along with the criticism, Winter’s posts have prompted praise from fans who have called her photos “body positive.”
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But, Winter says, whether she is hated or loved, she is determined to live life the way she wants to.
“It’s like, Let me live! I’m enjoying my life, you’re enjoying your life. You should be posting your butt if you like it, too!” she added.
Season 8 of Modern Family premieres Wednesday, September 21 on ABC.