Ariel Winter was emancipated from her mom, Crystal Workman, in 2015. Last year, Winter said they hadn’t talked in three years. In a recent interview with Inside Edition, Workman talked about her relationship with Winter — and said some troubling things about how her daughter dresses.
“I just want to see her have respect for herself and have some class,” she said on the show after a voiceover described Winter’s “slew of revealing photos on Instagram” and Emmys gown “with not one but two thigh-high slits.”
Host Victoria Recaño held up Winter’s Instagram photos in front of her mom, saying, “Ariel has posted picture after picture after picture. Some of these are not even airable.”
“That one in particular where her leg is raised and she is holding a martini glass, I saw it, and all I could do was cry and feel bad for her,” Workman responded. “I feel that Ariel is starving for attention. I feel this is a cry for help from my child.”
There are a few issues with these comments. Dressing revealingly doesn’t mean someone is “starving for attention.” In fact, it doesn’t say much about them at all. As Winter said in a recent Instagram post, “just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent or that I’m talentless or that I have no self respect.”
Winter has the right to dress however she wants without it speaking to anything other than her fashion sense. There’s nothing wrong with showing off her body if that makes her feel good.
In the interview, Workman also called out to Winter, saying she wants to reunite.
“It’s time to fix your relationship with your mom,” she said. “Every girl needs her mom and every mom needs her daughter.”
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