Sarah Hyland Addresses Anorexia Allegations: “I Will Always Be Too Fat”
Sarah Hyland is hitting back at her body shamers once and for all.
The Modern Family actress addressed speculation she suffers from an eating disorder on Twitter Wednesday, May 24.
"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,” she wrote.
“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. 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.”
The 26-year-old went on to write how much she values being strong over being skinny — though many of her followers accuse her of not eating.
“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,” she continued.
“My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like.”
Though she doesn’t want to add fuel to the fire, the actress hopes her story will help other young girls and boys going through similar circumstances.
"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's not my intention."
"I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a woman. And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra. Love the you you set out to be," she shared.
"I'm a 26 year old woman who goes through more than you could even imagine on a daily basis ... Love and positivity is what we need most. Especially at a time like this."
Also, back in 2012, the TV star received a kidney transplant from her father after a lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia.
You’re so brave for speaking out about your health issues, Sarah. We applaud you!