Back in 2015, Winter famously emancipated herself from her mother, Chrystal Workman, citing physical and emotional abuse. She also claimed that her mother tried to sexualize her at a young age, deprived her of food, and bullied her about her weight. Workman denies the allegations.
That same year, Winter underwent a surgery to reduce her breasts from an F to a D cup, and started exploring her new found independence in the form of posting more photos on social media that some might deem "provocative."
Workman, who is no longer in Ariel's life, told In Touch:
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. 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.
On Wednesday, the 19-year-old actress clapped back at her mother with this gloriously angry subtweet:
But Ariel Winter is an old pro when it comes to dealing with haters and slut-shamers. She has been regularly combating trolls for a few years now, and just last month posted this Instagram in response to the criticism she received for wearing a revealing dress to an Academy Television event:
Yep, looks like Winter is going to continue to show off what her mama gave her, even if her mama doesn't approve.
Keep doin' you, Ariel.