Sarah Hyland took to the notes section of her iPhone to clap back at h8ers calling her anorexic. The Modern Family actress was criticized for sharing a photograph on Instagram in which her emaciated appearance would make the CK One models sneak in an extra Tic Tac. Hyland acknowledges her shockingly light frame, caused by bed rest over the past few months. The fact that donning an oversized shirt and hiding half of her arms only heightens the weight loss is a happy bonus.
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 … you’re right. No one’s head should be bigger than their body but considering that I’ve basically been put 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. It’s never fun to look in the mirror and see your hard work at the gym fade away or have your legs be the size of one’s arms.
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.
Hollywood rule of thumb: You can never be too young, too rich, or too thin. Hyland might not be anorexic. But she’s not hating the attention. Being referred to as decimated is as flattering as a mom out with her friends being carded at a bar. In addition to comparing her legs to normal arms, she mentions that “No one’s head should be bigger than their body.” Deft humble brag. A big brain and a skinny body.
Thinness is a currency. We lined the pedo pockets of Jared Fogle after he became less of a fat ass. Celebrities are deprived of a People Magazine “How I Got My Body Back in Three Hours” cover if they look like they had a baby after having a baby. Hyland won. She’s projecting the ultimate fantasy of being thin without trying. She wants to be fat. But her delicate obscure condition won’t let her.
All women have eating disorders. Probably men too. Anyone criticizing Hyland for becoming Ally McBeal 2.0 eats discounted Easter candy on the toilet while crying. Attacking Hyland is easier than admitting she deserves a Cosmo cover with the headline “Sarah Hyland Is Our Summer Cadaver Body Goal!”
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