If you follow Ariel Winter on Instagram, then you’re probably very familiar with the sort of content she usually posts.
Typically, it’s a lot of photos of Ariel in bikinis or various stages of undress.
But occasionally, Ms. Winter wades into political waters.
Winter supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, and she generally leans to the left on social issues.
But when it comes to the contentious issue of gun control, it seems Ariel has adopted more of a libertatian view.
Winter posted a photo of herself at a gun range earlier this week, and because it’s 2017 and politics are tangentially involved, the internet lost it’s ever-loving mind.
Ariel’s black-and-white firearm photo has racked up nearly 1,000 comments, representing the full range of the gun control debate spectrum.
In addition to the usual concern trolling, there were many who applauded Ariel’s implicit endorsement of the right to bear arms.
But critics of Ariel popped out of the woodwork from both the far-left and the far-right, because we’re living in the most confusing timeline.
“Prepping for the zombie apocalypse, obviously,” Ariel captioned the above pic.
On Twitter, she was more to the point, tweeting:
“When you pass your firearm safety test and get your certificate.”
So Ariel did the right thing and obtained her safety certificate (which didn’t stop the self-proclaimed gun safety experts of Instagram for slamming her for posing in an unsafe fashion).
We guess it’s a good thing, because her IG page is now officially a war zone.
“A woman not afraid to defend herself is a beautiful thing. Glad you see the importance in our 2nd amendment right,” wrote one follower.
“Congratulations, Ariel! Good work…you’re taking a big risk with this in anti-freedom Hollywood; hoping you’ll inspire others!” commented another.
For the most part pro-gun conservatives applauded Ariel, but some were angry with Ariel for her alleged hypocrisy, even though, as far as we know, she’s never explicitly expressed any anti-gun views.
“She was big Hillary supporter. Funny she shoots guns.” commented one critic.
“Look it’s a liberal snowflake flexing her 2nd amendment rights! Funny how it’s ok for her though! Hypocrites,” wrote another.
The debate is sure to rage on, but hey … for once Instagram commenters aren’t obsessing over Ariel’s boobs.
If that was her strategy, she’s a full-blown social media genius.