Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland is speaking out about the swirling plastic surgery rumors in a scathing rant posted to social media. After Life & Style claimed the star may have altered her appearance through cosmetic procedures, the star hit back at the magazine and denied the allegations by telling the outlet to “f**k off.”
Calling out the tabloid in a scathing message posted to her Twitter account late on November 1, Sarah responded to a recent article by the gossip magazine that spoke to alleged plastic surgery experts who speculated on how she may have altered her appearance by going under the knife.
“THIS MAKES ME SO MAD to have [doctors] give their opinion ON MY FACE is absolutely ridiculous and degrading,” Hyland hit back in response to the report, according to Entertainment Tonight. “F**k off.”
The Modern Family star – who’s played Hailey Dunphy on the ABC comedy since it first began in 2009 – then touched on her recent medical issues and appeared to confirm that her changing looks were due to medical reasons and the medication she’s been taking, not because she’s altered her facial features through plastic surgery.
“I have had the worst medical year of my life and to create an entire article surrounding the question of if I’ve had plastic surgery is the MOST insulting thing,” Sarah hit back on Twitter, tagging the publication in her response to the allegations.
“Adding insult to injury, you have NO IDEA what I have been through,” she then continued, claiming that she had “somewhat addressed these rumors already” by opening up about her medical issues earlier this year in a candid message on social media.
Hyland then continued to call out the magazine on Twitter in her response on November 1, claiming it was publications like Life & Style that give young women self-esteem issues through their focus on celebrities’ appearances.
“People like you are the reason why young girls feel the need to alter their face,” Sarah alleged while calling out the magazine. “MY face has been altered by LIFE SAVING medication. Take your ‘journalism’ and use it for some good. FOR ONCE.”
Hyland then continued to mock the outlet by posting a video of herself wearing a white face mask alongside the caption #FakeNews while tagging the outlet once again. She then joked that she “got some work done tonight” and was “going for a new look.”
Sarah’s scathing clap back at the plastic surgery rumors came after the Modern Family actress previously touched on her medical issues earlier this year.
Back in May, Sarah told fans via Twitter in a lengthy post that she didn’t want to directly address her problems, but she admitted that she’d been put on bed rest and was told by doctors that she wasn’t allowed to work out for the sake of her health, which could explain her changing appearance.
“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,” Hyland wrote of her changing looks earlier this year. “But I know that when I get clearance I will be able to get back to the STRONG, lean, and fabulous self I know I can be.”
Hyland still hasn’t officially confirmed exactly what her medical issues entail but has assured fans that she’s been doing better in recent weeks.
Modern Family, which is currently in its ninth season, airs on ABC on Wednesday nights.
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