Sarah Hyland has sparked a debate over her weight. The “Modern Family” star whose health troubles have long been documented appears to have gotten her Instagram followers talking following photos of her sizzling 2020 SAG Awards look.
Sarah, 29, was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia as a child. She has undergone two kidney transplants and an estimated 16 surgeries, including a laparoscopic procedure to treat her endometriosis.
Despite Sarah’s fans likely being aware of her health conditions, viewers to the actress’ latest social media post seemed hell-bent on focusing the lens on the star’s weight.
Sarah took to Instagram on Wednesday with two photos – both showed the sitcom star looking glamorous and gorgeous in a plunging floral gown in mauve and pink shades. The daring neckline lowering near Sarah’s navel was showing off her tan – and yes, that got slammed – also doing wonders for the star’s toned arms.
Sarah posed in the mini dress for her Instagram photo, choosing to dedicate it to her dog.
“Boo’s the worst kind of model. She smiles for the camera and once she thinks you’ve got your shot, she’s gone…,” she captioned the snaps.
Sarah’s post largely generated gushing responses. Fans loved the look, the cute dog, and the caption.
Then again, some users made a beeline for Sarah’s slender frame.
“You are too skinny,” one fan wrote.
Fans rushed to the actress’ defense.
“I’m sorry, could you please point where ANYONE asked for your opnion? Oh, no one did? Then please sit down and shut up,” a fan clapped back.
“She’s a woman who endures more health challenges than you could EVER understand. She’s one of the strongest women I’ve seen overcoming obstacles that would make you crumble. Now take your judgemental, clueless, asshole self away. Absolutely no one cares what you think,” another wrote.
A separate comment simply read: “You are too skinny.”
One user took to the comments section with a message for Sarah – delivering it with a caring vibe.
“Seriously worried about you girl , skinny is always okay but i hope its cause youre just like that , and not because you’re not eating or dieting or stuff like that,” they wrote.
For others, though, Sarah is perfect just as she is.
“Omg you look gorgeous!! And Boo is a star as always,” one fan said.
The update also proved popular overall, racking up
over 100,000 likes in one hour.
In 2016, Sarah’s father donated his kidney in an attempt to save his daughter’s life. Sarah rejected the organ, then undergoing another transplant in 2017 – this one was donated by her brother.
“When you have an organ transplant, it’s basically a foreign thing in your body,” Sarah told Self.
“Your immune system will want to attack it and be like, ‘What is this? This is not supposed to be here,'” she added.
“We did all of these tests and all of these treatments to try and save the kidney,” the star continued.
Sarah has been able to shoot “Modern Family” by having a medical facility nearby.