Sarah Hyland has defended Ariel Winter after her sheer dress was harshly criticised by online trolls.
The duo, who play on-screen siblings Haley and Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, posed for pictures at a bash celebrating the end of filming the U.S. sitcom, and Hyland later shared them on Instagram.
In the pictures, Winter can be seen wearing an off-the-shoulder see-through sheer black dress, with her black bandeau bra and high-waisted pants on show, while Hyland rocked a black bodycon dress with spaghetti straps.
Followers of the actress were quick to criticise the 22-year-old’s revealing outfit, forcing Hyland to defend her on-screen sister.
“Come on, girl. Why would you want to dress like that in front of a bunch of people who literally watched you grow into a young woman?” one commenter wrote. “It’s weird.”
“That she’s a sexy and confident woman,” Hyland fired back in the comments. “Everyone that is making a negative comment about my sister can back the f**k up because I will not tolerate it.”
And the actress came to Ariel’s defence once again when another critic commented: “What’s up with Ariel Winters outfit tho (sic)?”
“You (mean) that she’s (fire emoji)?? I KNOW,” Hyland retorted.
Hyland, 29, shared several snaps of her castmates, including Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould and Ty Burrell, at the party, and joked in the caption of the slideshow that she and Winter had spent so much time together that they were now wearing practically the same clothes.
“I love these people with all my heart. 11 years together is proof (that) you and your TV sister will start wearing the same outfit, siblings for life will be made, and you’ll forever fight over the same professor. We’ll always be Dunphys and we’ll always have each other,” she wrote.
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