Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter has explained her decision not to conceal her post-surgery scars at a recent red carpet event.
The 18-year-old actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on the US sitcom, underwent breast reduction surgery last June for health reasons, telling Glamour at the time: “I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain.”
At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night (January 30), scars from her surgery were visible in certain photographs and the actress has since been praised for posting a “body positive” tweet about her scars.
“Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all. :),” Winter tweeted.
Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. 🙂
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 31, 2016
Winter has since retweeted a headline from a US celebrity website that reads “@ArielWinter1 proudly shows off breast reduction scars on red carpet” and thanked fans for their support.
“Humbled by all the positive feedback about my scars. Embrace who you are, love every bit about you, because that is what makes you.. well.. you,” she tweeted.
Humbled by all the positive feedback about my scars.Embrace who you are,love every bit about you,because that is what makes you..well..you❤️
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) February 3, 2016