Modern Family's Ariel Winter Calls Out Nash Grier For 'Super Homophobic' Past
More sass than a nail painting emoji.
It goes without saying that Vine star turned actor Nash Grier has had a pretty controversial history as far as social media is concerned and Modern Family's Ariel Winter doesn't think that some of his past comments should be forgotten.
While most of this is past history as far as the internet is concerned, Ariel's point is that things you say online can never totally be eradicated, leading her to call Nash out on Twitter saying that past homophobic and misogynistic vines and videos mean she has little respect for him.
This all started when Nash asked his followers to tweet him their #FavNashVid over the weekend. The hashtag soon began to trend and caught Ariel's attention. Not a fan of his work and in particular the homophobic comments he has made in the past, she took to Twitter to make her thoughts on the matter known.
Using the hashtag, she tweeted him saying: "#FavNashVid that one time when he was just super homophobic and ignorant? #whydoyouhavefans."
Although Nash has since apologised for this, the comments Ariel is referencing come from an old Vine where he not only shouted the word "fag", but expressed a belief that HIV is a "gay thing".
Unsurprisingly this totally misinformed view and use of an offensive term caused a whole lot of outrage at the time and Nash went on to apologise in a piece he wrote for the Huffington Post, where he claimed this was largely due to a "sheltered" upbringing.
With many of Nash's fans responding to Ariel with everything from "mind your own business" to sentiments that were a lot stronger, she decided to explain her thoughts in full and posted a mini essay expanding on why she has no time for him or his opinions.
Referencing other occasions where Nash has been called out for sexism and misogyny, Ariel writes: "You say that we have to shave our entire bodies (including our arms?!) to be attractive and that our peach fuzz around our lips is super gross to kiss.
"We also have to entertain you at all times! So along with being homophobic, you are also lowering women's self-esteem! Just because you had no following back then does not make what you said okay," she continues. "I can't even believe that you would use that as an excuse!"
Nash saw this and tweeted Ariel, politely asking to DM to discuss this all in private. Ariel wasn't it to it though and responded with this:
Nash in turn didn't seem all too impressed with her response and instead engaged in a spot of subtweeting to have his say on the matter.
Ariel didn't seem to care though and shaking it off seemed to conclude the conversation with this:
Well that was intense. Let us know your thoughts on this exchange with a tweet to @MTVUK already.
- By Linds Foley.
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