Ariel Winter only turned 18, and lately shes been gaining social media attention for posting virtually nude snap after nearly nude snap.
Winter plays a nerdy, college freshman on the ABC show Modern Family. Her attires in real life differ greatly from her characters covered up style. Is Winter headed down a dangerous Hollywood path?
Some fans guess she is.
I’m looking forward to Ariel Winter’s inevitable public meltdown.— Parker Waits (@ Parker_Waits) July 5, 2016
Amy Palmer, founder and CEO of PowerwomenTV, told FOX4 11 Winter “ve been through” a typical Hollywood evolution from child starring to adult.
She’s been on television virtually her entire life and has come of age in the advent of the Kardashians. She’s became aware that the[ more skin] you present, the more press coverage and attention you get in Hollywood. We’ve seen this before countless days. From Britney Spears to Christina Aguilera to Kim[ Kardashian] and her sisters, she’s trying to break free from her good daughter image to a sex symbol, Palmer told.
However, one expert theorized Winters case may actual be more unique. Dr. Montana Miller, associate prof at the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, told Winter is trying to show off her body transformation following negative remarks she received.
The 18 -year-old had breast reduction surgery and has now been opened up about being called fat by her critics.
The Internet scrutiny of her body has pushed her over the limit that all individuals would experience, Miller told. Perhaps her apparently inappropriate posting of virtually nude photos is an in-your-face rebellious answer.[ Its] a style of asserting that she owns her body and not the massive anonymous invisible mob of critics out there who have been haranguing her for the past months.
Either way, brand expert Scott Pinsker cautioned that Winters new career strategy could backfire. He told Winter runs the risk of not appealing to a family-friendly audience.
Ms. Winters highly-sexual transformation is surely bad for her brand identity as a Disney-friendly, teenage actress, but shes now 18. She likely assumes that shes reached the end of that road anyway. By debuting her new look and new brand image with a social media splashing, shes maximizing her public exposure. For better or worse, shes telling us how she wants to be perceived. Its up to the public and Hollywood producers to either accept it or reject it.
Fox News.com Reporter and FOX4 11 host Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews some of today’s top celebrities and newsmakers. You can follow her on Twitter @ dianafalzone.
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