Ariel Winter’s mother Crystal Workman has once again spoken out about her estranged daughter’s clothing choices, saying that they’re a “cry for help” from a young woman who’s “starving for attention.”
In an interview with Inside Edition airing Tuesday, Workman said, “I feel that Ariel is starving for attention … I feel this is a cry for help from my child.”
“Modern Family” star Winter defended her clothing choices in a self-described “rant” on Twitter this week, in a post that declared in part, “Screw always having to look appropriate.”
In the interview, Workman — who was taken to court and accused of abuse by Winter — also said that she wants to reunite with her estranged daughter.
“It’s time to fix your relationship with your mom,” Workman said during the interview.
Winter, 19, has often been criticized by her choice of clothing. Notably, the actress was savaged on social media on Labor Day, after she posted a photo of herself in a bikini in celebration of the holiday.
“Respect the memorial day,” cautioned one commenter, who punctuated the comment with an eye-rolling emoji, “bc nothing says happy Memorial Day like sneak peak at her pubes,” offered another.
Workman has also criticized her daughter’s wardrobe choices in the past. In June, Workman told In Touch, “She needs to grow up. I would tell her to dress properly, be the beautiful person she is. I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when it’s not necessary … Ariel is smart, beautiful and talented. She is a legitimate actress. She does not need to do this. She is beautiful with her clothes on.”
Shortly afterward, Winter tweeted, “What’s sad is that you lie consistently. Also, why is it that you only choose to talk to me through the press? I’m doing just fine,” the 19-year-old seethed via the social media platform Wednesday afternoon. The message was punctuated with a graphic of the “no” symbol followed by the word “Toxic.”
Click here to watch the full interview with Workman.