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Ariel Winter: 'Kim Kardashian's nudes promote positivity'

Ariel Winter has defended Kim Kardashian's nude selfie as an example of body positivity.

The Modern Family actress came to Kim's defense after stars like Bette Midler and Piers Morgan criticized her for baring her body in a post on Instagram. Ariel defended Kim tweeting: "No one was body shaming @justinbieber when he posted his nude guitar photo so why @KimKardashian? #herbodyherchoice," she tweeted.

In an interview on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O, the young actress praised the mother of two for feeling uninhibited when showing off her famous curves.

"I think she's promoting body positivity. You know, young girls being able to express that they don't have a stick-thin body – they're curvy," the 18-year-old shared.

Ariel explained that Kim's ability to post such revealing pictures is a sign she's comfortable in her own skin and gives her fans confidence too.

"Stick-thin bodies are amazing, you know, those girls are amazing too but I think that everybody's body would be celebrated no matter what it is and I think that it's great that she's so comfortable with herself and that she's able to post out there what she wants to and post and if she wants to post a nude selfie, she can," she added.

The teenager recently opened up about how much better she has been "emotionally and physically" since becoming an emancipated minor, free from the control of her mother, Chrisoula Workman.

"Nobody controls you anymore," she explained. "You handle your own business affairs, your own living arrangements, your own money. Everything is sort of in your own hands," she explained during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (21Mar16).

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