Anyone familiar with Ariel Winter might not be shocked to find out that she didn't have an exemplary female presence around the house while growing up. Little clues such as the fact that she dresses like a prostitute could tip you off. Winter called it quits with her mom pimp in 2015 when she named her sister as her legal guardian. Now the nineteen-year-old is opening up to The Hollywood Reporter about how her momager, Crystal Workman, was putting the Yolanda Hadids of the world to shame by hoing her out at the tender age of twelve. Someone with the name Crystal being trash? Gonna take a while to process that one. Winter's mother dressed her in:
...the smallest miniskirts, sailor suits, low-cut things, the shortest dresses you’ve ever seen.
People thought I was 24 when I was 12. If there was going to be a nude scene when I was that age, my mother would have a thousand percent said yes.
Kind of like when Dakota Fanning got raped in Hounddog? Yeah, we're familiar with the sentiment. While all parents of child stars would secretly auction off a three months old's virginity for a one paragraph blurb in OK! Magazine, they usually have the restraint to pretend to be altruistically setting their kids up for success. There's something pure about Crystal actually turning out Ariel in tiny tot slut gear. Unguarded. Winter's on-set teacher adds that her mother:
...kept her out late at night at these ridiculous parties. She was 12 and 13 years old and had to be on set at 6:30, 7.
Until child labor laws extend to showbiz parents looking to permanently fuck up their kids to compensate for a lack of personal achievement and for resembling a trailer park land whale, fun facts like these will shock no one. Just keep reminding yourself - Munchkins sexually molested Judy Garland. The precedent isn't good.
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