Sarah Hyland defends ‘sister’ Ariel Winter’s Modern Family wrap party dress

I can’t believe that Modern Family is ending and that it’s been on for 11 years! I haven’t watched it regularly in a while, but it was a show that I didn’t miss during the first few years of its run. The cast and crew had their wrap party last week and posted pics and videos on social media. Sarah Hyland posted a picture of herself with her TV-sister, Ariel Winter, on Instagram along with a really sweet note about how much she loves her Modern Family family. Both Sarah and Ariel wore black dresses; Ariel’s was see-through. Of course, the trolls came for Ariel. Sarah wasn’t having it:

Fans and critics flocked to the comments section to share their opinions of the cast’s outfits. But when one troll criticized Winter by writing, “What was she thinking …. seriously,” Hyland made it known that she will not put up with any negative comments about her friend.

The “Met At a Party” singer clapped back at the social media troll and wrote, “That she’s a sexy and confident woman. Everyone that is making a negative comment about my sister can back the f–k up because I WILL NOT tolerate it.”

And that wasn’t the only comment Hyland responded to. When another critic wrote, “What’s up with Ariel Winters outfit tho?” Hyland said, “You that she’s 🔥?? I KNOW.”

While there were plenty of trolls stirring the pot, there were also many positive comments. A fan wrote, “Need Ariel’s dress” and Hyland responded, “same.” Another repeated what many fans were saying (and thinking) by writing, “Ariel looks 🔥🔥😍😍😍.”

Hyland’s fiancé, Wells Adams, wrote, “You ladies both look 🔥!!!” and the Modern Family star responded to her future husband with a bunch of kissy face emojis.

[From Us Weekly]

This isn’t the first time that people have criticized Ariel for what she’s wearing or her appearance, which makes this upsetting to read. Sarah has also spoken about living with kidney dysplasia and how that impacts her body and her struggle to accept it. I’m not surprised that she defended Ariel. As long as there is social media, there will be trolls. Good for Sarah for stepping in, but wouldn’t it be great if she didn’t need to?

Other cast and crew posted fun pictures, too:
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays Lily, shared a sweet post from inside the giant closet that was the entrance to the party, in a nod to Pritchett’s Closets & Blinds, the business started by Jay:

Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted some fun pictures in his Instagram story, as did Sofia Vergara.
Jesse. The last episode of Modern Family airs on April 8th. [via SOW]



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  1. Erinn says:

    I feel like… that’s club wear. It’s not really a work party kind of dress lol. That said, I’m torn on this because I feel like women should be able to wear whatever they want, but I still have this compulsive instinct of thinking AREN’T YOU COLD!?

    • Betsy says:

      Sofia Vergara is in club wear, too. It’s a wrap party, not a UN address. She’s extra but she’s young, she’s in Hollywood and her family life is jacked, no?

      • Ali says:

        Sofia is not in club wear. I dont know what clubs you are going too.

        Ariel looks ridiculous.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, Vergara is in cocktail-wear.

        There’s nothing wrong with Winter’s dress in general, but I agree I wouldn’t wear it to a cast wrap party…but she’s also a LOT younger than I am. I see this a LOT with teens/young women, even at a place like the mall. so many dress inappropriately FOR THE PLACE/EVENT. not inappropriately like “oh, my pearls, what a hussy” but “why would you wear THAT to the mall?…” like, I’m not wearing my slinky cocktail dress to a dive bar to see a band.

        and HELL YEAH, I’d be cold!

      • Erinn says:

        I don’t think Sofia is in clubwear, though. It’s a low cut dress, but it’s a cocktail dress.

        Don’t get me wrong – Ariel looks FANTASTIC in the dress. She’s got a great figure, and I think she should be proud of it. If that’s what she’s happy wearing, then that’s cool, and that’s really what matters most. I just think it’s a bit extra for a work related event. Maybe if the bottom was more of a solid skirt with mesh on the side? Or if the top was more of a long line bra style? I don’t know. I really don’t think it’s super outrageous of an outfit, I think I’d just consider a few minor tweaks. But it’s also the entertainment industry, so there’s more wiggle room for sure. I just think I’d be cold haha.

      • Dani says:

        I don’t know anyone who would wear that to a club…maybe my 55 year old mother.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Yes, we should be able to wear anything. Full stop. And when we exit our private spaces and emerge into a public milieu, we become part of a conversation, many conversations. Undeniably, a celebrity becomes part of a great multitude of conversations. If we are the smart, savvy women we think we are, we know exactly what we’re doing at the exact moment we’re doing it. And, yes, we know precisely why we’re doing it. That’s as nice as I can be lol.

      • Some chick says:

        “…Full stop. And…”

        Um, no.

        Either you’re going to judge her or you’re not. The disclaimer doesn’t count when you go on to make your true opinion known.

        We should be able to wear anything. PERIOD.

        Sorry to come after you. I usually appreciate your comments. But this dragging of women *while pretending not to* is icky and unhelpful.

        We SHOULD be able to wear ANYthing. And even have possibly unfortunate tattoos. Women’s bodies don’t belong to the “public” or anyone but that individual.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        You’re right. Women’s bodies don’t belong to the public. And you’re right. We should be able to wear anything we want. None of that negates the fact that there will be thoughts and opinions regarding choices. There are gossip blogs, social media sites, television programs, contests and reality series surrounding this very concept. It is a fact. To deny this isn’t offering anyone favors.

        I don’t know much about this person. And I don’t watch her show. But here, at a gossip locale, there’s a photo of a girl wearing an outfit I don’t like. And I said as much, kind of lol. I know it’s a controversial topic of conversation, commenting on outfits. but if I’m not mistaken, we do quite a bit of it.

      • Jenna says:

        @some chick, I think it’s kind of like freedom of speech. We (hopefully) live in countries where we are allowed to say what we like. We should be allowed to say what we like! But others are free to criticize and judge what we say.

        Of course, some of that judgment will be ignorant, some will be malicious, some will be wise.

      • JByrdKU says:

        I agree with you.

    • Jamie says:

      haha. My first thought on seeing her dress was “She must be freezing!” I guess I’m just projecting because I’m at work and it’s always cold in my office.

      • Erinn says:

        Jamie, that’s 100% where I’m coming from. I’m a chubster and my fingers are super cold while typing this lol. I’m also prepping for a bit of a snowstorm tomorrow, so it’s largely temperature projection on my part too.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        I’m jealous Erinn. I’m constantly hot normally, but in the midst of my pause with men, I’m constantly sticking my head in the freezer. Send me some snow!

    • Wilma says:

      Personally I would hate to wear it, it’s very far removed from my style, but I don’t always see what good negative comments about someone’s choice of clothing would do. When is something a legitimate fashion critique and when do we veer into body policing women?

    • Keiji says:

      lol. That’s not even club wear. When was the last time you saw something like that at a club? That’s some crazy celebrity red carpet gear. I gasped when I saw what she was wearing, because I love it. I don’t think there’s a dress code for these kinds of events, but yeah hopefully she wasn’t cold!

  2. original_kellybean says:

    I think the dress is ugly but she can wear whatever she wants.

    As for the menu, I want those cronut holes with creme brulee ganache but without the strawberry please..

  3. LoonyTunes says:

    Ariel is tiresome. But she’s consistent, I’ll give her that.

    • smcollins says:

      Yeah, I’m definitely of two minds about her and her style. Of course she’s free to wear whatever she wants and props to her for her confidence, but it’s also tiresome how it seems to be her “thing” to wear something “inappropriate” (like others commented this would be a great club look but doesn’t really fit this particular occasion) and then get mad/defensive about people having a reaction to it (even though in this case it’s someone else getting mad/defensive for her). I do have a soft spot for her, though, because of the abuse she endured at the hands of her mother and the way she was made to feel insecure about her body (especially when she was developing and becoming more voluptuous). I get that she wants to express herself and her body the way she wants to, having that control, but she can do that and still have the control without looking like she’s in her underwear. Take the dress Sara is wearing, for instance, Ariel could rock tf out of that dress and still achieve the level of sexy she seems to be striving for.

  4. Amaria says:

    It’s not about what she wore, it’s that she always wears club clothes for official events. It’s so extra, no wonder people troll her for it.

  5. Alexandria says:

    I think women and men should wear what they want. If there is a dress code then wear what you want within that dress code.

    This is a work event but maybe the dress code was not stipulated so she just chose to wear that? I don’t think I have anything to say if she were at the club or beach or beach club.

  6. Enny says:

    Sofia and Joe are not giving the warm and fuzzies, are they?

  7. Scal says:

    that huge crochet art behind Lily!That’s amazing! And the frozen s’mores station looks awesome

    That dress is similar to other stuff Ariel has worn-so meh 🤷🏻‍♀️-not what I’d wear but we’ve all been young and stupid with fashion

  8. Gil says:

    Is that a dress? For me it looks like she just walked around the party with only her undies on (゚∀゚)

  9. Kate says:

    Considering Kylie Jenner hypothetically could wear less than that to a party in pink/lavender/neon, post it to Instagram, and then make a million dollars on a lip kit named after said dress, while fashion nova rush duplicates it and sells out 48 hrs later…..I think the world can have a seat and stop acting like she’s dressed in any way that’s shocking.

    • Mel says:

      Thank you! Would I wear that? No. But I don’t like polo shirts either and we can all agree that it’s not because they’re not appropriate.
      I’m not a fan (barely watched the show) but she is hit by some serious hypocrisy here.
      « It’s a work event » In Hollywood! She’s not Sue from accounting and, actually, unless the boss says otherwise, if Sue from accounting wanted to wear that dress, she should be able to do so without being criticized. (No digs at Sues or accountants obviously).

      • Amy Too says:

        I think it comes down to this in people’s minds: “showing your body means I’m seeing your body. When I see your body, I think of sex, so if you’re showing your body it’s because you want everyone to think of sex. There are appropriate places to think of sex: the club, the bedroom, the beach, a party. And inappropriate places to think of sex: a wrap party, apparently.”

        I think we have equated women’s bodies with sex and only sex for too long. And we assume if a woman is showing her body it is an invitation to think about her sexually. Why can’t she be showing us her body because it’s really good at running? Or it’s a scientific miracle with all the organs working together to keep her alive? Or it’s the perfect shape size and proportion to look good in these clothes? Is a work party an inappropriate place to think about running or science or fashion?

        It still all comes down to women’s bodies being shown = being reminded of sex and only sex. And that it’s somehow a woman’s job to make sure that no else is thinking about her as a sex object in the “wrong” places.

      • Christina says:

        Women’s bodies have been policed for a long time: clothing, shoes, tattoos, haircuts, the list goes on. I’m 50, so I was raised to prioritize appropriateness, but one person’s appropriate is another’s inappropriate, and many of the young women in this generation aren’t having it. My daughter teaches me every day. My only concern is that the rest of the world is not as evolved, so they will troll, and they will attack, and there are many awful men who will use outfits as an excuse for sexual abuse. I don’t always understand the choices this generation makes, but it’s not my body or representation. It’s individual.

        My kid is in another country and she refuses to wear a bra. She deals with the trolls. As long as she feels comfortable and isn’t in a dangerous situation, that’s what matters to me. She wants a tattoo. I grew up in a place where only cruel, insecure men and women got them, so I don’t understand nor would I get one, but those are personal choices no one has a right to make for anybody else. People have told me that I am wrong for “letting her” get a nose ring, or “letting her” go without a bra, or “letting her” think what she thinks and say what she says. She is of age and has earned the right to be who she is, and I love her. I explain to them that she is her own person, and they may not understand, but she lives with her choices. I can give my opinion, but everyone has one of those. She is her own person, and so is Ariel, and I am proud of what both of them have survived, and I am thrilled that they are comfortable in their own skins in ways that I will never know.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        @Christina: That’s excellent. Keep up the good work. Our patriarchal culture likes to vilify mothers/parents who don’t push female modesty hard enough (for who?) and gatekeep other people’s daughters in this area.
        People often don’t even care when this is enforced in toxic ways and has unhealthy effects psychologically or emotionally, whether directed at everyday girls or those in the public eye. It’s great that you aren’t caving to that pressure. You’re doing what you should be doing, and just based on some of the things you’ve shared about your + your daughter’s situation, it seems like you’ve really been in her corner and been a good parent.

        @AmyToo: “It still all comes down to women’s bodies being shown = being reminded of sex and only sex. And that it’s somehow a woman’s job to make sure that no else is thinking about her as a sex object in the “wrong” places.” So true!

    • Reece says:

      Thank You! Can we remind people that everyone and their grandmother was in that same damn dress in 2010.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    She can wear but she wants. Personally I find a lot of her fashion choices to be pretty terrible, but she clearly has a style she likes.

    I can’t believe it’s been 11 years for that show! All of the kids were so young when it started, they’ve all grown up together and on TV. I bet the party was a lot of fun.

  11. Originaltessa says:

    It’s an ugly tacky dress and she looks ridiculous. Of course she can wear what she wants, but expect criticism. Not because it’s revealing per se, but because it’s hideous. But, yeah, it’s a tough call. Is she dressing this way for attention? My gut instinct says yes. Does that mean she’s asking to be sexually harassed or raped? Nope.

    • Mel says:

      The Fug girls have mastered the art of fun and harmless criticism. That’s not what I see here.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Ok, and? I’m not in the business of fun fashion criticism. Ugly and hideous is about as creative as I get.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        @Mel: Loving your responses here. So true. People often impatiently misinterpret being told not to slut-shame and victim-blame a woman with being told to worship her or never say anything critical about her or her fashion. But there are definitely obvious differences.

    • FHMom says:

      She has awful taste and is dressing for attention but in a safe environment. I hope she realizes that if she’s out of work and only posting her bad fashion choices, she’s going to get criticized. I do feel sorry for those child actors who achieve success early, and in her case it’s worse because she also lacks family support.

  12. TheOtherSarah says:

    Ariel’s fashion sense is tragic. The dress is ugly, and the cut is not very flattering. And I bet it is super expensive.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      She looks fit and is obviously justifiably happy about her hard work at the gym. But I can’t help but wonder if all those years of being berated about her weight by her mother have affected her need to be very slightly clothed. If it makes her happy go girl, but i hope she is not still battling her mother’s destructive influence in her mind.

      • Hmmmm says:

        I was thinking this same thing. It almost seems like there’s something going on, mentally, emotionally. Maybe a lack of self esteem?

  13. Mireille says:

    I’ve watched Modern Family on and off over the years. Some episodes were freaking hilarious; others were a miss. Overall, still a fun show — even if Haley should have ended up with Andy and not Dylan, Alex with the British professor, and Phil with Gloria (IMO, they had more chemistry together than they did with Claire and Jay). Hee hee hee. I will miss this show.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed that the show is very uneven, at least during the years I watched it. It’s been awhile. But Phil Dunphy especially is a brilliant character.

      This makes me want to watch the show again. And the party looks like so much fun. Nice to see that the cast is so tight knit. And meh on Ariel’s dress. It’s pretty tacky but I’m not mad about it.

    • lucy2 says:

      Did you ever read about the showrunners conflict? They had some issue early in the show, and basically split the episodes rather than work together. I forget where I read the article, but basically that’s why half were a little shaper/funnier and half were more sentimental and schmaltzy.

      • Mireille says:

        Well that definitely explains a lot in the difference in tone for many episodes. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Joanna says:

    Using “it’s a work event” as a reason to criticize her outfit is bogus imo. It’s using work as a reason to criticize a woman for her clothing which is judged as not being modest enough. You’re still equating being a “good girl” with modesty. We need to stop attacking other women for clothing choices. I admit that I’ve done it but we need to work on that. The world will not end because she wore a revealing dress.

  15. Scollins says:

    It’s been reported Ariel has had body issues so I’m just going to pass on criticizing, she’s young and will surely evolve. Hate to think of some of the idiotic clothing choices I’ve made in the past. Loved the show and enjoy reruns.

  16. Lisa says:

    Wears something wildly inappropriate and then gets mad when people react to it. Ok.

  17. Alarmjaguar says:

    I don’t care what she wears, but it is so striking that women “choose” looks that accentuate their bodies while men can throw on a baggy suit and call it a day. That disparity depresses me

  18. NotHeidisGirl says:

    That‘s a dress? OK…

  19. Stef says:

    It’s an ugly, tacky look but if she’s happy in it, who cares? She’s been criticized a lot by her mother for her body and weight growing up, before she emancipated, so I wonder if she dresses like this as a way to rebel.

    She looks great and seems happy, so I’m happy for her. Sad the show is ending, one of my favourites.

    • lucy2 says:

      I would imagine that has a lot to do with it, plus from a very early age she was type cast as the nerdy little girl because of the show, so I think she’s wanted to shed that image for a while now.
      She’s been through a lot, and I hope she’s doing well. It’s nice to see that the cast of the show is supportive of each other and consider themselves family.

  20. lemonylips says:

    Have you seen the Be a Lady They Said video? If not, do it. I don’t know if it’s ok to post it as a link but it’s brilliant. And that’s all we should ever have on this subject.

  21. styla says:

    Clothing has a context, there’s a reason why you’re not wearing a bikini to your office job and to try to spin that as some sort of women’s lib thing is misleading. It’s not about being “a lady” it’s just about context and when people stray from that, they’re going to get called out on it. I was a bit oblivious to this when I was 18 to 20 or 21 too. I used to go to science labs at university in rhinestone studded very low cut spaghetti strap top with a short skirt. At the time I was just wearing what I liked and didn’t feel like I wasn’t every bit the head of my class, which I was. But now that I am a bit older I do cringe at my choices because the context was off. I’m not saying I needed to dress like a “science nerd” but I definitely could have worn more clothing IN CLASS. My club outfits were pretty bomb and I have zero regrets lol So Ariel does look incredible and that dress is amazing… but its definitely not in the right context and that’s just how life works right now.

  22. Sasha says:

    If a man did something similar I bet other men wouldn’t be up in arms debating whether they did something ‘inappropriate’, ‘dressed wrongly for the context’, ‘dressed wrongly for the weather, they must be cold!!’ Blah blah blah. It’s all BS and the bottom line is anyone with any criticism at all is just trying to shame her/other women. Sure you wouldn’t wear this dress to a funeral, but this woman works in Hollywood and attended a party.. surely anything goes? Ugh just leave people alone.

    • Holly says:

      @sasha but a man wouldn’t wear something similarly bare. That’s the point. They don’t feel the need to do so.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      Meh, I think if Nolan Gould (Luke) came to the party dressed in a**less chaps or a “Borat” bathing suit he’d definitely get some criticism and people calling him extra and inappropriate.

      Billy Porter (who I think is fabulous) and Ezra Miller who don’t usually show lots of skin, but dress in more attention-grabbing looks constantly get called out, and I’ve heard it from other men who roll their eyes. Ezra gets called “Extra” Miller. . If you’re a public figure, people will always comment on what they think is appropriate or not. It’s the nature of the beast.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      eh, I’m pretty sure that, if a man wore a mesh top with booty shorts, he’d be called out as dressing inappropriately, too.

      it’s context, not body shaming. as noted above, you wouldn’t wear a bikini (man or woman) to work in an office. you wouldn’t wear a rhinestone halter top to the lab.

      her dress is fine; it’s just not what a LOT of people would wear to a cast party, unless the party was at Studio 54. but, again, she’s young…when I was young (and my body was more svelte, like hers), I would wear formfitting (not necessarily revealing) things whenever I went out…to a dance club, to a dive bar, to a chain restaurant/bar, to a house party…so, I get it. she’ll learn as she gets older.

      there’s a meme that I’ve seen a few times now…two young women, seemingly at some sort of house party…one is dressed in sweats/pj bottoms, a tee and a baseball hat, and the other is wearing something short and tight. the caption is “senior and freshman girls at a frat party” or something like that. and I saw it myself in college, even to go to class. the freshman women were all dressed to the nines for class, make up, hair, etc. the older you get, the more you didn’t care…yes, sweats to class and/or the dining hall. save the effort for a club or party.

  23. ReginaGeorge says:

    I think its more a case of what to wear and when/where to wear it.

    I wore a similar dress for my bday which we celebrated at a club, although it was long sleeve , mock neck, and the sheer black material had a lil more opacity to it. Also, the high waisted bottoms I wore with it weren’t as high cut.

    That said, that dress is not coming out for school/church/court/corporate/office functions or events… EVER.

    When I was a teen/early 20’s I was more naive to that “time and place” rule” and it took some maturing to realize what was appropriate, so I’m not gonna come at Ariel.

  24. Case says:

    Women should wear what they want, but it also needs to be appropriate for the setting — that goes for men and women. This is underwear with netting overtop, and she’s out with coworkers, not her buddies. IDK.

  25. DS9 says:

    Ariel Winter tires me. She deliberately choses outfits to shock and titillate and then lashes out when her outfits do just that.

    Granted, there is a line and some of the comments are gross and uncalled for regardless of what she wears and I support that. But I’ve seen her lash out at comments that aren’t gross and misogynist which makes it seem to me as if she feels there ought to be no commentary at all.

    And media doesn’t work that way, neither do promotional tours.

  26. ME says:

    I wonder what Ariel will wear to Sarah’s wedding? I mean there is a time and place for everything and this outfit of hers is really just too much (or should I say too little) for the occasion.

  27. Moxylady says:

    She wore what she wanted to a party with her friends and family. Something that obviously she loved and made her feel great. Which makes me happy.
    I don’t have an opinion on anything else because it’s none of my dang business what someone else wears and I refuse to body police.

  28. Krissy says:

    You should of course, be able to wear whatever you want… But I think the issue is she seems to always be dressing inappropriate for the occasion. That’s cool for a club with your man or your friends but not cool for a cast wrap party where everybody else is in cocktail attire. They’ve seen her grow up from a kid & probably consider her family. I wouldn’t wear that dress to a family party, it’s not the occasion for it. To me that’s a sign of immaturity and attention seeking.

  29. Otaku fairy says:

    Ariel and THIS Sarah are awesome. That is all.

  30. AppleTartin says:

    It screams a bit thirsty for attention for me. Also, in person and in a dark area it probably doesn’t look so “bra and panties”. But add a photo flash and it’s “bra and panties”.

    Just hoped she saved all that MF money for the dry spells for the next few years.

  31. Le4Frimaire says:

    Ariel always dresses like that and it’s sort of her thing. She’s young and cute and so what. Side note, Sofia Vergara’s husband is sooooo handsome. Just gorgeous.

  32. livealot says:

    I’m not a fan of these “panty” dresses tho they seem to be on trend. The only one that came close to being ok looking was ciara’s vanity fair Oscar party. Just not my cup of tea no matter who is wearing it.

  33. L says:

    I don’t agree with the blanket statement that “women should be able to wear anything”. Some outfits are inappropriate for the context. Would you wear lingerie to a business meeting? Show up naked to a job interview? Would you wear a dominatrix suite to a family gathering with your in laws? Or would you wear trackies to a black tie event? Would you wear a bikini to a children’s party when everyone else is fully dressed? Would you wear your husband’s shirt and no pants and underwear to a parent teacher night?

    Women and men should have choice and freedom yes, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be called inappropriate if you choose to dress out of context.

    The dress is garish. It gives the impression that she has an inappropriate need to be sexualized in a situation in which people tend to contain their sexuality out of respect for others (work event). It’s kind of akin to that dude in the office that brings his porn stash in and then cries out “men’s rights!” When it’s pointed out that he’s being inappropriate. Yes, you have a right to be a sexual being but that doesn’t give you the right to expose everyone and anyone to your sexuality at any time of the day .There’s a time and a place for sex, and work isn’t it.

    And before anyone accuses me of sexualising her body — she is wearing underwear with a sheer thing over it. It’s underwear!!!! I can see her private parts and I bet if she turned around I could see her butt. She’s also being described as ” sexy ” by her friends, so don’t come for me. If a guy walked around with his dck out, you wouldn’t say “oh it’s just a body part why are you sexualising it?” You’d say, “that’s inappropriate”.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Lol, so much false equivalent crammed into one Good Girl rant.

      • Caty Page says:

        I’m with @Otaku Fairy. So many people saying variations of “I’m not judging, BUT HERE’S ME JUDGING.”

        I wonder who all these people are who never dressed inappropriately for an event when they were younger? I had a gorgeous body at that age. So yes, I showed it off whenever I could! I looked dope and felt great about my outfit choices.

        We sexualize young women, but punish them when they APPEAR to be POTENTIALLY sexualizing themselves because… reasons.

  34. ChillyWilly says:

    I think part of the “outrage” has something to do with Ariel’s age and the fact that she was a young girl when the show premiered. If Beyonce or JLo or GaGa wore something this sheer nobody would bat an eye.
    Good for Sarah for having her back.

  35. Naddie says:

    It is a sexualized outfit, BUT she’s not going to a church or a funeral, so I don’t get the outrage. I mean, I get, I just don’t agree. Even if it’s not a club, it’s a party with people she apparently feels good around since they work together for years. So, I won’t pretend she’s not trying to look sexy, but I will question why a woman wanting to show her body in a party makes people automatically hate her.

  36. Anne says:

    I am the biggest feminist in the world and I absolutely think that women should have their own personal styles BUT there is something called appropriate dressing for certain situations and I really don’t see how being in your underwear is appropriate for a work party with people that are 30 years older than you for a show where you literally played a kid.
    She obviously has issues and her mom was horrible and I suppose she is acting out but I think that she needs professional help because I am not sure that walking half-naked is beneficial for a girl with self-esteem issues.

  37. Otaku fairy says:

    This isn’t about her needing professional help- a response thrown out any time young women reject traditional values in seemingly any country. It’s just a wealthy 22-year-old woman with access to all the revealing costumes and outfits she could ever want not wanting to dress modestly. Her overall behavior is fine. In past interviews she’s mentioned that part of why she does this is because as a teen starlet, she gave misogynistic commenters too much power over her and it made her miserable. Good for her.

    • Anne says:

      First of all, I didn’t “throw out my response because she rejects traditional values” or whatever.
      I was referring to the problems she had with her mom. She needs help with that and of course, she does, any person in that situation would absolutely need help. She is free to dress and live in whatever way she wants, her life her choices and if this is her way of doing that well, good for her.
      All I said is that going to the work party dressed in lingerie to be surrounded by people 30+ years older than her was probably not a great choice and that has nothing to do with her life choices, but with the factual situation. Meaning that maybe I have every right to walk around naked but that doesn’t mean that I will go to the courthouse to represent my client wearing a bikini and a cowboy hat.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        She wasn’t in a courtroom though. The same rules around dress don’t apply here, and the ages of the celebrities around her aren’t relevant.

    • Anne says:

      I guess that I am looking at this from my own point of view and Holywood rules are much different.

  38. panzley says:

    Ariel knows exactly what she’s doing by wearing skimpy clothes. I wore skimpy clothes at her age and I knew exactly what I was doing too. She should just own it for it what it is. She wants a reaction and she’s getting one. She shouldn’t act so shocked and upset.

  39. paranormalgirl says:

    The mom in me is thinking “honey, aren’t you cold? Here’s a wrap.” But the woman in me is al “dayam girl, you look HOT.”

  40. Kimberly says:

    she wanted to make a statement and she succeeded. Just wish her a happy life that she is proud of and much success in her future endeavors!!

    Cant hate, we were all her age and did what we want, so why cant she?