Ariel Winter Receives Backlash After Protesting Animal Testing

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Ariel Winter is no stranger to online backlash, and the actress has found herself in the midst of controversy once again after posting a photo protesting animal testing on Instagram Thursday, encouraging her followers to sign a petition to ban the practice.

"Put on your bunny ears to show you are #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting," the Modern Family star wrote. "Sign the petition to ban animal testing in cosmetics globally!"

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Plenty of Winter's fans supported the star's message, although plenty of people took the time to leave hateful comments slamming the 19-year-old for her post.

"But your makeup went through animal testing," wrote one person, with another noting that Winter's hair dye may have been tested on animals as well. A third person wondered whether Winter's eyelash extensions were cruelty free.

Others were of the opinion that it's better to test on animals instead of humans, with one user writing, “If you say ‘better to test on animals than humans’ you really need to give your head a good shake…"

“I love you, your confidence and your honesty, but to say that after posting a picture with wild animals in chains? Both you and Sofia are my all time favorite actresses, but, come on…,” wrote another commenter, referring to a recent party thrown by Winter's co-star Sofia Vergara in which live birds were brought to the event.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @zesty_kylie

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