Sarah Hyland doesn't owe anyone an explanation for how she looks, but after being attacked for her thin body, she decided to share her story on social media, somewhat similar to her "Modern Family"co-star Ariel Winter. Hyland's two-part post doesn't lash out at body-shamers so much as try to explain that she hasn't had the best year, and the life changes have brought with them a lot of physical changes, including losing weight.
Here's just a portion of her post:
"I'd like to address something that has not only been brought up on Twitter but has been HEAVILY discussed by all of you in my Instagram comments. That something is my weight.
[...] I am not a fan of 'being skinny.' Which many of you have told me that I am too much of. 'Eat a burger' 'your head is bigger than your body and that's disgusting' And you're right! I should eat a burger! Cause they're f*cking delicious! But guess what. I do :) And again, you're right. No one's head should be bigger than their body but considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like. So I strive to be as healthy as possible, as everyone should.
[...] I write this because I've been accused of promoting anorexia in, ironically enough, an anti bullying post. And I want young girls to know that that's NOT my intention. I posted a picture of my boyfriend's apparel line, in which part of the proceeds go to the anti-bullying alliance, and in return I am bullied. Which made me laugh but then it dawned on me that young girls are reading posts that are saying that I'm promoting anorexia due to my weight. While these comments don't affect me, they may affect others..."
Here's her recent apparel post:
At least that post is now filled with supportive comments, instead of people telling her to eat more.
And here's her full reaction post to fans, with details on her medication, her hope to get stronger in the future, and her positive suggestions for others:
My story as of now. Part 1. pic.twitter.com/6kWlnxgjIb— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) May 24, 2017
Best of luck to her in getting stronger, at least physically. Mentally, she sounds about as strong as a person can get.
Part 2 pic.twitter.com/Uu54zACNc7— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) May 24, 2017
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