Even if you’ve never seen a single episode of Modern Family, you’re probably familiar with actress Ariel Winter.
The 19-year-old has a massive online following that belies her claim to fame as part of the massive ensemble cast of a dinosaur sitcom currently lumbering into its 478th season.
The reason for that, of course, is that Ariel has huge boobs, and she’s not shy about showing them off on Instagram.
Ariel’s bikini pics are the stuff of legend, and they rack up so many likes you’d think they were produced by Beyonce.
But to paraphrase Spider-Man’s dead uncle, with great boob selfies comes great scrutiny, and given the level of pervy obsession devoted to Winter’s pics, it’s not surprising that her fans are quick to notice if anything is amiss.
Currently, Ariel is in Mexico, celebrating Valentine’s week with her new boyfriend, Levi Meaden.
She posted this pic, presumably in case anyone was concerned that she and Levi are having anything other than the best time ever:
At first, there appears to be nothing unusual about the photo, aside from the fact that this intimate moment took place while a third person was in the room snapping photos.
But Ariel has 2.9 million followers, many of whom look at her pics very, very closely.
So perhaps it was only a matter of time before one of them noticed the warped door frame in the background on the left side of the pic.
Yes, it appears that Ariel indulged in some re-touching.
It’s not the first time Winter had been caught photoshopping her pics, but every time it seems to piss off her fans, and we guess it’s not hard to see why.
Ariel touts herself as a paragon of self-acceptance and body positivity.
She’s defended her frequent bikini pics as acts of feminist empowerment.
She receives more positive feedback from a single selfie than most young people receive in their entire lives.
So if she feels the need to retouch her photos before she posts them, it sends something of a mixed message to her many fans and followers.
Strangely, Ariel never addressed these photoshop mini-controversies when they arise.
We’re sure she could win some of that goodwill back by simply saying:
“Hey, everyone feels a little insecure sometimes. I’ll try to be more honest with you guys in the future.”
Or just post another boob selfie.
The Internet has a short memory.
The Hollywood Gossip