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You may look at celebrity teens like Amandla Stenberg and Lorde and think, "Wow! Look how well-spoken and socially aware youngsters these days are!" But then, there are those like Nash Grier, who built his Vine celebrity by at best making unfunny meditations on everyday occurrences and at worst, making homophobic, misogynistic, and altogether garbage opinions for his 12 million fans.
Yesterday, however, one of said celebrity teens called him out. In an Instagram screenshot, Ariel Winter wrote a long message in response to Grier's tweet asking his fans to post their favorite of his Vine with the hashtag #FavNashVid. In it, she references a since-deleted video about HIV/AIDS in which he uses the word "fag" (for which he wrote a lengthy non-apology on the Huffington Post a year ago). She also brings up that time he shamed teen girls for having body hair, how he "gets paranoid when there's a Muslim around," and making fun of Asian baby names.
"With access to the internet, how could you be so ignorant to think that the word you used was not excessively harmful?" she wrote. She continues later:
I also don't buy that you were young and didn't understand the impact of your words. You and I are the same age, and regardless of what you say, we live in America, not under a rock. You and I are fortunate enough to have access to television, the internet, magazines, etc. that daily stress to us the importance of social and racial tolerance. I remember seeing this stuff way before I was 14. When we were 14, teenagers were committing suicide from comments like yours. You only apologized for that video and stopped using that phrase after it started affecting your pocketbook and chipping away at your fame.
Nash then replied to her on Twitter, asking to discuss it over DM, to which Ariel replied, "lol I'm good."
@Nashgrier lol I'm good
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 11, 2016
Though Nash Grier will likely continue to make wildly popular Vines for eternity, this scathing Urban Dictionary entry for him will live on.