Sarah Hyland has responded to fans comparing photos of her and Emily Ratajkowski in similar dresses.
The Modern Family actress took to Instagram on Monday to post a side-by-side snap of herself in a black dress with cutout detailing which was taken over a decade ago, and a picture of the actress/model sporting a near identical version made by Michael Kors to the 2019 Tony Awards.
“The sisterhood of the travelling Tony dress. Spotted on Sarah Hyland in 2007. @emrata Spotted in 2019 wearing it 100000 per cent BETTER,” she captioned the snap.
While Sarah meant for the post to be playful, a number of Instagram users began making comparisons between the two women, and she was later forced to add to her caption.
“I can’t believe I’m editing this. I’m NOT comparing. This is supposed to be a funny post. PLEASE do NOT say anything rude about ‘who looks better’ It’s not even the same dress,” the 28-year-old wrote.
Accordingly, a number of the star’s followers showed support for her statement, with one user writing, “Welcome to 2019 where we have to explain our jokes. Ohhh what a time to be alive,” and another commenting, “You just both look amazing #womensupportingwomen.”
A third added: “You both look gorgeous!”
In addition, Emily also caught wind of the post and noted in the comments section: “You look amazing,” along with a string of red heart emojis.
This is not the first time Sarah has had to defend an Instagram post. Last year, she was accused of appearing too thin in a bikini selfie by several trolls, and later took to her Instagram Stories to highlight how she abides by a healthy diet and actually eats a lot of carbs.
“I’ve been reading some of your DMs (direct messages) and so many of you are like, ‘Girl, you fine but like, eat some bread!’ So I would like to put in a request for anyone who is concerned about my bread consumption to send to (boyfriend) Wells Adams, because he is the sole person who knows about how much bread I consume on a daily basis. Thanks!” she insisted.
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