Sarah Hyland Responds To Body Shaming Trolls Claiming She Is 'Promoting Anorexia'
'My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like.'
As a celebrity, it's unfortunately not unusual to be targeted by trolls dissecting every part of your life, but Sarah Hyland has no time for comments about her weight and has opened up to reveal just how cruel these offhand remarks really are.
Taking to Twitter to address people calling her out for her weight in her Instagram comments, with some even going as far as to suggest she is battling anorexia, Sarah explained that she's actually been dealing with medical issues in private, which means that she can no longer work out, which in turn has resulted in her dropping muscle mass and appearing skinnier.
“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,” she wrote in a lengthy note posted to Twitter. “That something is my weight. I normally don’t comment on things like this because it draws attention to those trying to spread negativity but I’m here to explain a few things and spread love. Here goes…I haven’t had the greatest year. Maybe one day I’ll talk about it but for now, I’d like my privacy. I will say this year has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes.”
“I have been told I can’t work out,” she continues. “Which, for me, is very upsetting. I am an activist for activity (and for eating junk food in bed but it’s all about balance right?). I love to be outdoors. I love to be strong. (I’ll be using that word a lot). Strength is everything. Being strong has gotten me where I am. Both mentally and physically. I am not a fan of ‘being skinny’ which many of you have told me that I am too much of.”
Although it's unknown if this is connected, Sarah already suffers from kidney dysplasia and underwent a kidney transplant from her father in 2012.
Finishing on a positive note and reminding her younger fans of the importance of looking after your body and working to keep healthy, Sarah said: “I am working hard to maintain my weight by eating as much protein as possible and continue to be strong and healthy,” she wrote. “There’s no need to worry. I’ve been down before and I’ll probably be down again in my lifetime but I’m steadfast and solid and will conquer my obstacles.
“Laugh. Love. Be happy. Support your peers. Love. Work hard. Be confident. Love. Adopt puppies! Tell your mum you appreciate her. Love. Love. Love.”
A pretty strong message, right? And also a reminder that calling out people's bodies like this is never helpful, no matter their shape or size - not just because it's none of your damn business but because you have no clue what they are dealing with in private either.
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