Sarah Hyland defends decision to wear Spanx under Oscars party gown

Sarah Hyland is clapping back at social media critics who took aim at her for wearing shape-shifting Spanx to a post Oscars bash. The Modern Family star attended the Vanity Fair party following the Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb19) in a magenta Zac P…

Sarah Hyland is clapping back at social media critics who took aim at her for wearing shape-shifting Spanx to a post Oscars bash.

The Modern Family star attended the Vanity Fair party following the Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb19) in a magenta Zac Posen gown and shared an image of herself at the event on Instagram, revealing she was wearing two pairs of the slimming undergarment.

“#Funfact I’m wearing TWO pairs of Spanx,” she wrote on the photo sharing site on Tuesday (26Feb19). “Why diet? When you can just hide it!”

The candid disclosure sparked outrage among some of her followers, who slammed the 28 year old for trying to make her already thin frame appear smaller.

“You’re a size -00, why Spanx? I hope this is a joke,” one follower wrote.

“This is why so many girls starve themselves… saying ‘why diet?’ when you’re already super skinny? Way to go @sarahhyland,” shared another.

“I think she has a body image problem… for someone that is always in bikinis and understandably is underweight due to her illness… why is she wearing 2 spanx? Or even sharing it? So weird,” another comment read.

The actress later tweeted and then deleted: “When you have two kidney transplants and are on steroids for life get back to me.”

Since her surgeries, Hyland has had to take the drug prednisone, which causes swelling. Following the flood of responses to her Spanx post, one fan asked for advice about dealing with the body image issues that arise when taking the drug.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat it,” Hyland wrote back. “It’s something I deal with on a daily basis. The mood swings, watching my sugar intake, self confidence, etc. I have to actively rewire my brain to think positively because prednisone can really spread negativity in to every facet of your life.”

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